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Comprehensive Cardiology Services
We have access to a network of world-class cardiologists who can provide support for cardiovascular conditions, from preventive care and lifestyle counselling to the latest in diagnostic testing and treatments.
Whether you're managing a heart condition, recovering from cardiac surgery, or looking to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle, we are here to support you every step of the way.
Begin your journey to a healthier heart today. Once you make a booking, a dedicated healthcare manager will facilitate an appointment with one of our cardiologists.
Advanced Diagnostic Tools
Cardiology utilises a wide range of diagnostic tools to detect, diagnose, and manage heart diseases. These tools and procedures enable doctors to evaluate how well your heart functions, identify any abnormalities and determine appropriate treatment plans. Some commonly used diagnostic tools include:
- An electrocardiogram (ECG) records the electrical activity of your heart through electrodes attached to your skin. Irregularities in ECG results can indicate heart conditions such as arrhythmias, coronary heart disease, or previous heart attacks.
- An echocardiogram uses sound waves to create detailed images of your heart's structure and function, helping doctors assess the size, shape, and movement of the heart's chambers and valves, as well as blood flow through the heart.
- During a stress test (exercise ECG), doctors monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, and ECG while you walk or run on a treadmill. This helps assess how your heart responds to physical exertion.
- Cardiac catheterisation is an invasive procedure that involves threading a small tube (catheter) into your heart via a blood vessel. This allows doctors to take images of arteries (angiogram), check the pressure within the heart's chambers, and sometimes treat certain heart conditions.
- A Holter monitor is a portable ECG device you wear to record your heart's activity over an extended period, typically 24 to 48 hours. It can help detect irregular heart rhythms that may not show up during a standard ECG.
- Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is an imaging technology that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of your heart and its structures. It's often used to diagnose a variety of heart conditions and assess damage from heart disease or a heart attack.
- A cardiac CT (Computed Tomography) scan provides cross-sectional images of the heart and can be used to detect or evaluate coronary artery disease, pericardial disease, and aortic disease.
- Nuclear cardiology tests (like Myocardial Perfusion imaging) use small amounts of radioactive materials and a special camera to create images of blood flow to the heart muscle.
Common Cardiac Conditions
Cardiologists specialise in a wide array of conditions related to the heart and blood vessels.
Coronary And Arterial Conditions
Conditions that affect the blood vessels are often due to plaque build-up or blockage. Coronary artery disease is a condition in which the arteries that supply blood to the heart become narrowed or blocked due to a buildup of cholesterol and fatty deposits, known as plaques.
Peripheral arterial disease is a circulatory condition in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs, often the legs.
Heart Rhythm Disorders
Irregular heart rhythms are called arrhythmias. Arrhythmias can cause problems with the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively. They can lead to feelings of fluttering or a rapid heartbeat.
Heart Muscle Conditions
When the heart’s muscle is affected, it hampers the heart's ability to pump effectively, often due to structural or functional issues with the heart muscle itself.
Cardiomyopathy is a condition of the heart muscle that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body.
Congestive heart failure is a chronic condition where the heart doesn't pump blood as efficiently as it should, leading to symptoms like shortness of breath and fatigue.
When one or more of the valves in the heart are not working correctly it can affect blood flow within the heart and subsequently the rest of the body.
Blood Pressure Conditions
Blood pressure is the force that blood exerts against artery walls.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is when the force of blood against artery walls is too high, which can put a strain on the cardiovascular system if it continues for too long without treatment or relief.
Hypotension (low blood pressure) is when the force of blood against the artery walls is too low, which can lead to symptoms such as dizziness, fainting, or, in severe cases, organ damage due to insufficient blood flow.
Acute Heart Conditions
A heart attack (myocardial infarction) is an emergency condition that occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked, often by a blood clot, causing damage to the heart muscle.
The aorta is the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body.
An aortic aneurysm is a condition where the aorta becomes enlarged and could potentially rupture.
Congenital Heart Conditions
Abnormalities in the heart's structure that occur at birth, such as holes in the heart, valve problems, and abnormal heart chambers can be due to genetic or developmental disorders.
Help With Your Heart Is A Click Away
Navigating the world of cardiology can seem daunting, but rest assured, you are not alone. Our healthcare manager will be with you from the moment you book your appointment, ensuring a seamless experience tailored to your unique needs. So, whether you're dealing with coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, a blood pressure condition, or simply want to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle, know that you're in the right place.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, an electrocardiogram (ECG) doesn’t hurt at all. You will have sticky electrodes put on your limbs and chest. The electrodes pick up the electrical signals generated by your heart, which are then recorded by a machine.
Fish - especially salmon, mackerel and trout that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, berries, tomatoes and leafy green vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts and legumes and foods containing monosaturated fats (such as olive oil) are all good for your heart.