Who is a cardiologist?
A cardiologist deals with issues of cardiovascular system functioning. He diagnoses, treats and prevents heart and vessel diseases, develops rehabilitation methods for patients.
Why do patients choose cardiologists of Euromed Clinic?
Our cardiologists are highly qualified specialists who treat patients independently. The same doctor examines you and runs tests, analyzes them and prescribes the therapy. They are committed to an individual and considerate approach. In addition, our cardiologists are equipped with the most modern instrumentation for a comprehensive examination of your heart and blood vessels.
What diseases are treated by cardiologists at Euromed Clinic?
- Congenital and acquired heart defects;
- Ischemic heart disease;
- Heart failure due to various causes;
- Angina pectoris developed due to insufficient blood supply to the heart;
- Muscular and vascular lesion developed due to inflammation of any area of the heart (carditis);
- Different kinds of arrhythmia: brachycardia, tachycardia, partial heart block;
- Aneurysms of the aorta and other arteries;
- Heart attacks and pre-infarction conditions;
- Thrombosis and thrombophlebitis.
What symptoms should I see a cardiologist for?
- Acute or faint chest pain;
- Long-lasting or sudden increase/decrease of the heartbeat rate;
- High blood pressure;
- Increased fatigue and weakness;
- Excessive sweating;
- Dizziness, fainting and lightheadedness.
Diagnostic methods of a cardiologist
- Examination and interview;
- Electrocardiography (ECG);
- 24-hour Holter monitoring;
- Treadmill test;
- Heart ultrasound, dopplerography;
- X-ray imaging;
- Lipid metabolism study.
What happens during a cardiologist’s appointment
The cardiologist interviews the patient. The doctor pays close attention not only to the patient’s complaints, but to his diet and lifestyle. Then, taking into account the examination, anamnesis and results of previous medical investigations, the cardiologist makes a conclusion on possible problems, and, if necessary, prescribes additional tests. If the picture is clear, the cardiologist develops a scheme for further treatment of the patient.
What are the signs of a preinfarction state?
A few days or weeks prior to a heart attack half of the people have pain or discomfort in the left half of the chest or the upper abdomen, the pain may irradiate to the left half of the neck, lower jaw, left arm. There may be exertional angina or, if it has already been, rest angina; weakness, fatigue, lethargy, shortness of breath are noted as well. However, sometimes all of these signs are absent and the heart attack develops suddenly.
What kind of diet helps to maintain a normal cholesterol level?
You should avoid fatty meat, sausages, smoked products and canned food. Also, you should not eat food with trans fat (cakes, pastries, most yoghurts, desserts, etc). Instead, you should stick to food containing potassium, magnesium and calcium: dairy products, fish, buckwheat, millet porridge, potatoes, different vegetables and berries. Fish is extremely salubrious, especially oily kinds like mackerel, salmon, tuna, because fish oil contains beneficial fatty acids (omega 3). Red wine in moderate quantities is allowed as well. It is often said that Mediterranean cuisine is the best for one’s heart and vessels since it contains olive oil and seafood.
What measures will help keep your heart healthy?
- Quitting smoking and drinking alcohol;
- Weight normalization;
- Physical activity;
- Balanced nutrition, cholesterol-reducing diet;
- Regular intake of medications prescribed by the cardiologist.
How to book an appointment?
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