General cardiology is usually one of the first disciplines to be consulted for prevention, diagnosis and treatment when patients have cardiac symptoms or disorders. Our specialists can handle acute and chronic cardiac issues in inpatient and outpatient settings.
Cardiologists detect specific cardiovascular conditions and work with patients and their families to develop the best personalized complete treatment options using clinical assessments, screenings, and diagnostic exams.
Who Should Visit a Cardiologist in General?
A general cardiologist can help any patient with a prior or family history of heart disease or experiencing cardiac symptoms. Among the symptoms are:
- Discomfort in the chest
- Breathing difficulty
- Swelling of the legs
- A heartbeat that is unusually quick or slow
- Fainting or dizziness
- Cholesterol Problems
What are the conditions that general cardiologists treat?
General cardiologists are also a good resource for patients who have previously suffered heart problems, may still require a formal diagnosis, or want or desire to continue health monitoring.
General cardiologists can assist with the following:
Chest discomfort can take many forms, from a sudden stab to a gradual ache. Chest pain can feel crushing or searing at times. In other cases, the pain progresses up the neck and into the jaw, then to the back or down one or both limbs.
A number of conditions can cause chest pain. The most dangerous causes involve the heart or lungs. Because chest pain can indicate a serious condition, it is critical to seek quick medical attention.
An arrhythmia of the heart (uh-RITH-me-uh) is an irregular heartbeat. When the electrical signals that coordinate the heart’s beats fail to function properly, heart rhythm abnormalities (heart arrhythmias) arise. Because of the incorrect signals, the heart beats too quickly (tachycardia), too slowly (bradycardia), or irregularly.
Cardiac arrhythmias, which might feel like a fluttering or racing heart, are usually harmless. Certain heart rhythms, on the other hand, can create uncomfortable, even life-threatening, signs and symptoms.
Yet, having a rapid or slow heart rate is not always abnormal. For example, while exercising, the heart rate may increase, whereas, during sleep, it may decrease.
Medication, catheter treatments, implanted devices, or surgery may be used to manage or remove rapid, slow, or irregular heartbeats. A heart-healthy lifestyle can help avoid heart damage, leading to arrhythmias.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a condition that affects the arteries that provide blood to your heart. Plaque buildup narrows or clogs one or more of your coronary arteries in CAD. One of the most common symptoms is chest pain (angina). A heart attack or other consequences such as arrhythmia or heart failure can result from CAD.
Cardiomyopathy is a term used to describe disorders that affect the heart muscle. Cardiomyopathy occurs when your heart cannot adequately pump blood to the rest of your body. As a result, you may feel tired, short of breath, or have heart palpitations. Cardiomyopathy worsens with time. Therapy can slow down the progression of the disease and enhance the quality of life.
Certain heart diseases are caused by the heart functioning under increasing strain. Hypertensive heart disease involves heart failure, heart muscle thickening, coronary artery disease, and other diseases.
Serious health concerns can be caused by hypertensive heart disease. It is the major cause of death from hypertension.
High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for hypertensive heart disease. Your risk rises if you:
- You do not follow an active lifestyle
- You smoke
- You’re overweight
- your diet is high in fat and cholesterol
An aortic aneurysm is a lump in the wall of the primary blood vessel (aorta) that supplies blood from the heart to the body. Aneurysms in the aorta can occur anywhere and can be tube-shaped (fusiform) or circular (saccular).
- Aortic aneurysm in the abdomen. An abdominal aortic aneurysm forms when the aorta passes through the abdomen.
- Aneurysm of the thoracic aorta. A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a lump in the aorta that runs through the chest cavity.
- Both forms of aortic aneurysms can occur in some persons.
- Having an aortic aneurysm raises the possibility of getting a tear in the internal lining of the wall of the aorta (aortic dissection).
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Professor Dr. Uwe Klima
Dr. Ashraf Hussein
Dr. Byron Kalliatakis
Dr. Ammar Omanovic
Consultant Internal Medicine and Specialist of Cardiology