Ischaemic Heart Disease checks are for patients who have previously had a heart attack, cardiac surgery or stroke. We encourage all patients with a diagnosis of IHD to attend for review at regular intervals to reduce the risk of further heart attack or stroke. This is done by monitoring kidney, liver and thyroid function, cholesterol, blood glucose and anaemia status (by blood test). Routinely checking urine. Recording blood pressure, smoking status, alcohol intake, weight, diet, exercise and advise appropriate adjustments to lifestyle.