Cardiology is a branch of medicine, cardiologist specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the cardiovascular system. There are a range of disorders of the cardiovascular system that are treated by cardiologist. Among them are acute coronary syndrome, angina pectoris, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease Broader categories of disorders in the field of cardiology include cardiac arrest; disorders of the muscle of the heart, which include varieties of cardiomyopathy; disorders of the the outer lining of the heart, which include types of pericarditis; disorders of the heart valves, including the aortic, the mitral, the pulmonary and the tricuspid valve; congenital heart defects, which range from atrial septal defect to ventricular septal defect; diseases of the blood vessels, or vascular diseases, which includes aneurysm, deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, vasculitis and diseases of other blood vessels.
To visit a cardiologist is recommended among all with established diagnoses of heart diseases (coronary artery disease, heart valve disorders, cardiomyopathies), or strong familiy history for heart disease, or symtoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitation, irregular heart rate, or loss of consciousness.
Full-scale, non-invasive cardiac testing
- specialist examination
- ECG and analysis
- Cardiac risk asssessment prior surgery
- Cardiac Ultrasonography /ECHO/
- Vascular Ultrasound /carotid, lower extremities, veins/
- Exercise Stress Test /treadmill/
- 24-hour ambulatory ECG monitoring /Holter monitor/
- 24-hour blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)
- Second opinion based on findings in other institute.