The drive of executives for success generates great stress and places strain on their health, particulalrly their cardiovascular health. Type A behaviour may increase Heart Disease risk by as much as 200%*.
Many executives additionally suffer from multiple lifestyle risk factors:
- Unhealthy eat-out business meals.
- High alcohol consumption.
- Sedentary lifestyle with long woking hours and no time for regular exercise.
- Constant stress.
These may all lead to Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension, Metabolic syndrom (Syndrome X), Diabtetes and Cancer.
Female executives face the same consequences as their male counterparts, as well as female specific health issues with ageing. Although most women are concerned about a cancer diagnosis, it is actually Heart Disease that is the leading cause of death in westernised women, as in men. Hormonal Replacemment Therapy (HRT) raises female Cancer risk and does not appear to benefit Cardiovascular disease.
We understand the multiple health risks executives face, as well as the current poor executive medical support system. Scan For Life® has an individualised combination of targeted Scans to cover these lifestyle dread diseases. They include component Heart For Life, Colon For Life, Lung For Life and Brain For Life Scans, individualised and combined into one Scan series performed in a single sitting.
We recommend the appropriate targeted Scans to complete the executive medical or routine medical exam, as the conventional executive medical Stress ECG (treadmill exercise stress test) and Chest X-ray are far less accurate.
We recommend these scans are customised depending on risk factors and with a Medical Practitioner (doctor) familiar with screening.
Heart For Life, Colon For Life, Lung For Life, Brain For Life
Details on these Scans are available under the respective Scan services.
The Scans are combined into a single Scan series performed in one sitting.
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) / Heart Disease:
CVD is the number one killer of men and women, accounting for 60% of total mortality.
Claims more lives than the next 5 leading causes of death.
The probability of dying of a CVD event at birth is 47%.
One in five Males and females have CVD.
The majority of CVD deaths are due to Coronary Artery disease.
50% of men and 64% of women who died suddenly of a heart attack had no symptoms of Coronary artery Disease.
Only 20% of heart attacks are preceded by symptomatic angina.
From 75 yrs the prevalence of CVD is higher in women than men.
First major CVD events occur in women 10 years after men.
Coronary Artery Disease is the leading cause of premature permanent disability.
About two thirds of heart attack victims do not ever make a complete recovery.
After a heart attack, 18% of men and 35% of women will have another heart attack; 22% of men and 46% of women will be disabled with heart failure; 7% of men and 6% of women will experience sudden death.
Source: The American Heart Association
olorectal Cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in Western men and women.
Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, accounting for 10% of total mortality and the third leading cause of cancer deaths in women, accounting for 10% of total mortality.
The 5-year relative survival rate is 90% for people whose colorectal cancer is diagnosed in an early stage, before it has spread. But only 39% of colorectal cancers are found at that early stage. Once the cancer has spread to nearby organs or lymph nodes, the 5-year relative survival rate drops to 66%. The 5-year survival rate for people with spread to distant organs and lymph nodes is 5 to 10%.
Source: The American Cancer Society
Lung cancer will account for about 13% of all new cancers.
The chance that a man will develop Lung Cancer is 1 in 13 and for a woman, it is 1 in 18 (this figure includes all people and doesn’t take into account whether or not they smoke).
More people die of Lung Cancer than of Colon, Breast, and Prostate cancers combined.
Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in men, accounting for 32% of Cancer mortality and the leading cause of cancer deaths in women, accounting for 25%of Cancer mortality.
Nearly 60% of people diagnosed with lung cancer die within one year of their diagnosis. Nearly 75% die within 2 years.
The 5-year relative survival rate for all stages of lung cancer is 15%. For people whose lung cancer is found and treated before it has spread to lymph nodes or other organs, the average 5-year relative survival rate is about 49%. However, only 16% of people with lung cancer are diagnosed at this early stage. The Stage IV (spread to distant sites) five year survival rate is only 2%.
There has been a significant increase in specific cancer mortality since 1950.
Source: The American Cancer Society
Ranks as the third major cause of death (after Heart Disease and Cancer), accounting for more than 1 in every 15 deaths.
8-15% of ischaemic stroke victims and 38% of haemorrhagic stroke victims die within 30 days.
“Mini-strokes” (TIA’s) carry a significant short term risk of major stroke events – 10% within 3 months.
After a Stroke or Mini-Stroke, 14% will have another within a year; and 22% of men and 25% of women will die within a year.
15 – 30% of stroke survivors are permanently disabled and 20% require institutional care.
Source: The American Stroke Association