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Cardiology is a subspecialty of internal medicine, which deals with cardiac and vascular diseases. Specialist physicians of the field are called cardiologists. Cardiac and vascular diseases have become the leading cause of death in the past decades. The tasks of a cardiologist include treating rhythm disorders, coronary disease caused by atherosclerosis, heart valve disorders, heart failure, hypertension, and correction of lipid disorders.

Cardiac diseases

  • Cardiology deals with the following main groups of diseases:
  • Diseases of the endocardium
  • Acquired valvular heart diseases
  • Congenital valve disorders
  • Heart failure
  • Myocardial disorders
  • Myocarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Coronary disease
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Angina pectoris
  • Heart rhythm disorders
  • Hypertension

Examinations

  • Taking medical history
  • Physical examination
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Exercise ECG
  • Holter monitoring
  • ABPM / ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Echocardiography (heart ultrasound)

Echocardiography (heart ultrasound)

Echocardiography is one of the most important tools of non-invasive cardiac diagnostics. This imaging technique is based on ultrasound and produces a moving image of the beating heart. Echocardiography is used to evaluate the anatomy of the heart and large vessels as well as the function of the left ventricle. Not only is the method suitable for the assessment of left ventricular function, but it is important in the detection of pericardial fluid, heart tumors, thrombi, or other abnormalities.

Summary

Following investigations, our specialist physician reports his written summarized opinion to you along with all the necessary information regarding your condition and test results.

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