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Cardiology is a branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The heart is one of the most important organs of our body and its healthy functioning is vital. However, cardiovascular diseases may occur due to lifestyle, genetic factors and other factors.

Cardiologists specialize in diagnosing, treating and managing cardiovascular diseases. These specialists evaluate the symptoms of heart conditions, make a diagnosis, and recommend appropriate treatment methods. Cardiology deals with many different heart diseases, including coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart rhythm disorders and heart valve diseases.

Cardiology performs various tests and examinations to monitor patients’ heart health using advanced technology and medical devices. These tests include electrocardiography (ECG), echocardiography, stress tests, coronary angiography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Cardiology offers various methods for treating heart diseases. These methods include medication, angioplasty , heart valve repair or replacement, heart transplant, and heart surgery. Cardiology takes a multidisciplinary approach to improve patients’ quality of life and prevent the progression of heart diseases.

Services provided in Private Duygu Hospital Cardiology Department:

  • Hypertension
  • coronary artery disease
  • heart failure
  • rhythm disorders
  • heart valve diseases
  • hyperlipidemia
  • Rheumatic heart diseases

Technical possibilities available in the unit

  • Electrocardiography
  • effort test
  • echocardiography
  • Blood Pressure Holter (24-hour blood pressure monitoring)
  • Rhythm Holter (24-hour rhythm monitoring)
  • Coronary Intensive Care Unit
  • All blood tests related to the heart

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is cardiology and what conditions does it cover?

Cardiology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the heart and vascular system. It covers a wide range of cardiovascular problems such as heart diseases, vascular occlusions, hypertension, heart rhythm disorders and congenital heart diseases .

  • What are the sub-branches of cardiology?

Cardiology has many subspecialties. These include fields such as pediatric cardiology, electrophysiology , coronary angiography, and cardiac surgery. Each subspecialty deals with a specific heart disease or condition.

  • What are the symptoms of a heart attack and does it require urgent intervention?

Heart attack symptoms may include chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, sweating and arm pain. These symptoms require immediate medical attention. In the event of a heart attack, prompt treatment can help prevent damage to heart tissue.

  • cardiovascular risk factors and how can they be controlled?

Cardiovascular risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity , diabetes, smoking, sedentary lifestyle and genetic factors. To control these risk factors, regular exercise, healthy nutrition, smoking cessation, stress management and regular health checks are important.

  • What is ECO (Echocardiography) and how is it used?

Echocardiography is an examination method that allows imaging of the heart using ultrasonic waves. This technique is used to evaluate the structural and functional properties of the heart, examine heart valves, and monitor blood flow. ECHO, a non-invasive method, is widely used in the field of cardiology.

  • What is coronary angiography and how is it performed?

invasive diagnostic method used to obtain X-ray images of the heart vessels . Contrast material is injected into the heart vessels through a catheter and images are taken with X-rays. This method is used to evaluate vascular occlusions and coronary artery disease and can also be applied for angioplasty or stent placement if necessary.

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