A cardiologist specialises in diagnosing, assessing and treating patients with diseases and defects of the heart and blood vessels (the cardiovascular system). The most common diseases in cardiology are hypertension, coronary heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias, and heart failure.
You should consult a cardiologist if you have:
- Cardiac arrhythmias
- Pain in the chest region associated with physical activity
- High blood pressure
- Heart murmur
- Significant changes in the ECG
We offer a wide range of cardiac diagnostic tests including:
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Echocardiography – an ultrasound for the heart, which can diagnose heart valve disease and disturbances in the structure and function of the heart
- Exercise stress test – ECG evaluation with blood pressure measurement. Allows diagnosing ischemic heart disease, arrhythmias, and high blood pressure.
- Holter blood pressure monitoring – a 24-hour blood pressure test that reviews your blood pressure changes over the course of the day. This will evaluate the need for starting or improving blood pressure treatment.
- ECG holter monitoring – 24-hour ECG test to detect arrhythmias
- Specific blood tests to detect cardiovascular risk and various abnormalities.
Heart disease develops over the years and preventive measures should be implemented early. Don’t wait for the onset symptoms of heart disease to appear before contacting a cardiologist. Early cardiac monitoring can identify your individual risk profile and our doctors can advise on how to reduce risk factors.