Cardiology Clinic

Description

Cardiology (from Greek καρδίᾱ kardiā, "heart" and -λογία -logia, "study") is the study and treatment of heart disorders; a medical specialty that includes the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, vulvar heart, and electrophysiology.

Potential risk factors associated with the heart and arteries:Hypertension (HTN or HT): High blood pressure or arterial hypertension, a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. Blood pressure is expressed by two measurements, the systolic and diastolic pressures, which are the maximum and minimum pressures, respectively, in the arterial system. The systolic pressure occurs when the left ventricle is contracted. The diastolic pressure occurs when the left ventricle is most relaxed prior to the next contraction. Normal blood pressure at rest is within the range of 100–140 mmHg systolic and 60–90 mmHg diastolic. Hypertension is present if the blood pressure is persistently at or above 140/90 millimeters mercury (mmHg) for most adults; different criteria apply to children.

Hypertension usually does not cause symptoms initially, but sustained hypertension over time is a major risk factor for hypertensive heart disease, coronary artery disease, stroke, aortic aneurysm, peripheral artery disease, and chronic kidney disease.

Services related to cardiology include, but not limited to the following:

Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG): Determines that a heart attack has occurred. Helps predict if a heart attack is developing. Monitors changes in heart rhythm.

Exercise Stress Test: Helps diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD). Helps diagnose the possible cause of symptoms such as chest pain (angina). Helps determine your safe level of exercise. Helps predict dangerous heart-related conditions such as heart attack.

Echocardiography: Provides valuable information about the health of your heart. Helps gather information about abnormal rhythms (arrhythmias) in the heart.

Ambulatory Electrocardiography & Holter Monitoring: Documents and describes abnormal electrical activity in the heart during daily activities to help doctors determine the condition of the heart. Helps determine the best possible treatments

Services provided in LCMC – Cardiology Clinic

⦿ ECG
⦿ Stress ECG
⦿ Echocardiography
⦿ Holter ECG
⦿ Ambulatory Holter for Blood Pressure