Your heart beats millions of times every year, pumping blood around your body. This circulating blood carries oxygen and essential nutrients to your organs, enabling you to stay healthy and well.
The heart is a muscle. As with all muscles, it is important to keep it working efficiently and well. If anything stops your heart pumping normally, or if your blood vessels become narrowed or blocked, medical treatment may be needed to restore healthy blood flow.
If there is something wrong with your heart or circulation (often referred to as the circulatory system or the cardiovascular system) your whole body could be affected.
Here at BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital, our Consultant Cardiologists are highly experienced in treating private patients with heart or circulation problems. They can help you too.
What is cardiology?
Cardiology is the area of medicines that specialises in investigating and treating diseases of the heart and/or blood vessels. A doctor who specialises in this field of medicine is a Cardiologist.
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a common cause of death (and premature death) in the UK. Common problems of the cardiovascular system we can help manage include:
- Angina and heart attacks,
- High blood pressure – known as hypertension,
- Heart rhythm problems – such as atrial fibrillation, where part of the
- Heart beats rapidly and irregularly,
- Heart failure,
- Heart valve disease,
- High cholesterol.
Cardiovascular problems left untreated will often get worse, potentially leading to more long-term health problems. If you are at all worried about the health of your heart, it is sensible to seek medical advice. Once a clinical assessment has been made, treatment options can be discussed, planned and started.