Cardiology deals with the investigation, diagnosis and medical (non-surgical) treatment of disorders of the heart and blood vessels.
Stroke occurs when the blood supply to your brain is cut off, while a heart attack happens when the blood supply to your heart is blocked. We are proud to facilitate specialist cardiologists who can help assess your symptoms and maintain your heart health. Our cardiology Consultants use different diagnostic tests and treatments to maintain your heart health.
There are many different conditions that can affect your heart’s ability to pump blood around your body. Heart problems you might require treatment for include:
- Coronary heart disease (CHD): CHD occurs when your coronary arteries (your heart’s blood vessels) become narrow and blocked. This can block blood flow to your heart and cause angina (chest pains) or a heart attack. CHD may be treated through a coronary artery bypass.
- Atrial fibrillation: Atrial fibrillation is a form of arrythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). Ablation can be used to treat atrial fibrillation.
- Arrythmias: Arrythmias can lead to an abnormally fast or slow heart rate. If you have an arrythmia, you could benefit from a pacemaker.
- Heart failure: Heart failure is when your heart does not efficiently pump blood around your body. You may be fitted with a pacemaker if your heart beats too slowly.
Angioplasty, also referred to as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), uses a small inflatable balloon to widen or unblock an artery. It can improve blood flow to your heart and reduce angina (chest pains). Your surgeon will also insert a stent (a metal mesh shaped like a tube) to ensure your artery remains open.
During this surgery, an incision will be made at the front of your chest. A blood vessel will be removed from a vein or artery in another part of your body. Your surgeon will attach this blood vessel to your coronary artery below or above the blockage. This improves your heart’s blood supply by diverting blood flow from clogged or narrowed arteries.
Ablation involves passing small tubes into your leg’s vein. Catheters (fine wires) are then passed through these tubes. Your cardiologist will use specialist equipment to produce a 3D map of your heart. Radiofrequency energy (heat) or cryotherapy (freezing) is used to create scar tissue around your pulmonary veins. This scar tissue can prevent an irregular heart beat by blocking excess electrical signals sent by your pulmonary veins to your left atrium.
A pacemaker works by constantly monitoring your heart rate. It sends electrical pulses to your heart to ensure it beats at the correct speed and regularly. It can be inserted into your heart through a vein under your collarbone.
To learn more about treatments for heart conditions, please visit our treatments page. This could help you understand what other diagnostic tests are used to assess your heart health.
At your consultation, you will likely receive important diagnostic testing and the appropriate treatment option for you will be discussed. If you would like to find a Consultant cardiologist near you, you can search for a Consultant through our website.
Specialists offering Cardiology
Ways to pay
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Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.
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