Cardiology (from the Greek kardia, meaning heart and logos, speech) is the discipline that deals with studying, diagnosing, and treating cardiovascular diseases acquired or congenital, which in the Western world are the leading cause of death (50% of total ).
The Cardiology department at our hospital was developed to respond to different needs and pathologies, with groups dedicated to the treatment of outpatient heart failure, to the control of implanted devices, to the control of patients with ischemic heart disease and genetic pathologies with particular reference to hypertrophic heart disease, dilated or channelopathies. The high number of hospitalizations and procedures carried out has allowed us to become a research and advanced training center for doctors and technicians, making us an avant-garde center for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Cardiology treatment typically involves lifestyle modifications, pharmacologic therapy, and medical procedures. Lifestyle modifications may include exercise and changes to diet that can reduce cholesterol, improve blood pressure and manage weight. Pharmacologic therapy may include anti-platelet drugs, anti-coagulants and cholesterol reducing drugs such as statin medications. Procedure may include angioplasty and stenting to open blocked coronary arteries, and implantation of a pacemaker or defibrillator to treat arrhythmias. In cases of severe heart failure, treatments may include medications such as digoxin and diuretics, and surgical procedures such as bypass surgery and valve replacements.
Cardiology pathologies include
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart failure
- Valvular heart disease
- Congenital heart disease
- Pericardial disease
- Stent thrombosis
A cardiologist is an expert in diagnosing, managing and treating disorders and conditions of the heart. These specialists will generally employ a number of strategies, including lifestyle modifications, diet and exercise, and medications, to diagnose and manage an individual's specific cardiac condition. In some cases, cardiologists may also recommend or perform procedures such as cardiac catheterization, angioplasty and stenting, to treat and/or prevent cardiac issues.
cardiology hospital amenities
On-site cardiology department and cardiologist
Comprehensive cardiac care, diagnosis, and treatment
Cardiac imaging services, including echocardiograms and CT scans
Interventional cardiology, such as angioplasty and stenting
Comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program
Specialized cardiac diet, nutrition, and lifestyle counseling
Diagnostic imaging, such as MRI and nuclear cardiology
Arrhythmia management, pacemaker implantation, and other electrophysiology services
Vascular surgery, including endovascular interventions, carotid surgery, and intravenous interventions
Financial counselors and specialized billing services
Clinical support and patient education services