Although Kerry is only 42, she met the criteria to receive a heart scan due to having a family scare this April when her mum Sue suffered a heart attack at the age of 62 and was rushed to hospital. It wasn't Sue's first heart attack as there is a history of heart attacks in Katona's family with Kerry's Grandparents also having heart conditions.
Although Kerry herself hasn't experienced any symptoms of heart disease she explained that she wants to be proactive with her health and be as fit and healthy as possible.
Kerry said, "I'm a mother of five and I think it's really important for me as a mum to get this test done and to ensure I can be around for my kids and grandkids for as long as possible."
The heart is a muscle that pumps blood throughout the body. It takes care of a lot of the work that keeps your body going. If you don’t take care of your heart, you put yourself at risk for heart disease.
To reduce the risk of developing a heart issue try to:
- eat healthy foods and avoid junk food
- exercise regularly
- get enough sleep
- stop smoking
With Kerry's busy schedule she admits it’s hard for her to maintain a healthy lifestyle, due to her work being all over the UK Kerry has lots of hotel stays and needs to rely on service stations for food. Booking in for private health checks like the Heart CT Calcium Score scan is the push Kerry needed to help her stay on top of her health and take the necessary steps in order to lead a long and healthy life with her family.
Kerry admitted that after visiting Pall Mall for her scan she instantly felt better and a worry was lifted from her shoulders. The appointment takes less than an hour, the scan is quick, easy and painless and results are quick.
If you are like Kerry and haven't had any worrying symptoms but do have a family history of heart disease, we urge you to get booked in for a Calcium Score CT Scan.
With convenient appointment times to suit you, no NHS referrals needed, a dedicated team of specialised healthcare professionals and speedy access to state-of-the-art treatment - you can rest assured at Pall Mall you will be taken care of to the highest standards.