Cardiology

Cardiology

Cardiology is a specialty branch of medicine dedicated to the treatment and prevention of heart disease. Cardiologists help patients learn how to manage heart disease and better prevent future complications. Cardiologists also play an important role in the treatment of heart attacks and other cardiologic conditions like heart failure and heart rhythm disruptions. A cardiologist…

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Non-Invasive Vascular Studies

Non-invasive vascular studies are tests used to diagnose cardiovascular and circulatory conditions. Unlike some other types of vascular tests, non-invasive vascular studies are free of needles and dyes. There are many reasons for ordering a non-invasive vascular test. For example, your cardiologist may recommend further testing following a routine physical examination or the appearance of…

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Peripheral Vascular Intervention

Peripheral vascular disease involves blockages affecting the body’s lower extremities. These types of obstructions can cause serious circulatory complications – some of which can become fatal if left untreated. Intervention is necessary to prevent complications of peripheral vascular disease and the deterioration of the affected limb. Peripheral vascular intervention varies from patient to patient, with…

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Exercise and pharmacological stress testing are diagnostic procedures used to monitor or diagnose certain cardiovascular conditions, such a patient’s risk of suffering a heart attack. Cardiologists may order these tests for individuals who are beginning a new exercise regimen or who are considered to be at risk for cardiovascular complications. These tests place a controlled,…

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echocardiogram

Echocardiography – also referred to as an echocardiogram – is a medical procedure used to measure the size and shape of the heart, as monitor the flow of blood through its valves and chambers. The diagnostic tests are more easily interpreted as a heart sonogram, which uses sound waves to measure cardiac output. Cardiologists often…

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Cardiac Catheterization & Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

The heart is arguably the most important organ in the body. Blood flows into it and out of it via a complex maze of blood vessels, which can also be used as a means of examining the condition of the heart and circulatory system. A special diagnostic medical procedure known as cardiac catheterization makes it…

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Anticoagulation Management

Anticoagulation management is the use of medications to prevent the blood from forming clots – especially among patients who suffer from circulatory conditions or who are diagnosed as at-risk for thrombosis. Often referred to as ‘blood thinners,’ these medications do not actually thin the blood, but rather prevent it from clotting. Cardiologists who place patients…

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