Cardiology is the medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects. To ensure you maintain a healthy heart, don’t wait for a problem to develop before contacting one of our cardiologists. If you have a family history of early heart disease, or you smoke, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, these are some of the conditions to check the health of your heart.
A cardiologist deals with the diseases of the cardiovascular system. Their main role is to diagnose, prevent and treat the diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Some of the conditions treated by cardiologists are acute coronary syndrome, adult congenital heart disease, arrhythmia, heart attack, high blood pressure, hypertension, angina, heart failure, stroke and valvular heart disease.
It is important to find the right specialist to deal with a complex heart condition like heart disease. At SW11 Medical Centre we take referels from doctors who are most often the first to diagnose heart or vascular disease or you may have concerns of your own and visit the clinic privately.
Our Cardiologist will evaluate your symptoms and medical history and may recommend tests for a more definite diagnosis. Your cardiologist will then decide if your condition can be managed under his care with medication and other available treatments. If your cardiologist decides that you need surgery, he may refer you to a cardiovascular surgeon, who specialises in operations on the heart, lungs and blood vessels. You will remain under the care of your cardiologist even when you are referred to other specialists.
An ECG test (Electrocardiogram) is a test used to check your heart’s rhythm and activity by placing several electrodes on each arm, leg and chest, which in turn trace activity.
Echocardiogram is a test that uses ultrasound to create images of your heart to help check the structure of your heart and how well its functioning.
Holter Monitor is a battery operated portable device that measures and records your heart’s activity (ECG). It is used to check any abnormalities of your heart over a period of 24, 48 or 72 hours.
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