If diagnosed in time, the two leading causes of death: cardiac and vascular diseases can be fought off by attending regular check-ups and changing lifestyle. Depending on previous medical history and current symptoms, our cardiologists might propose one or more of the following examinations:
Laboratory tests not only provide information on the current functioning of different organs (kidney and liver functions, etc.) but also help to diagnose previously asymptomatic illnesses (diabetes), can measure risks (cholesterol, triglyceride) and prove or eliminate the possibility of certain acute or life-threatening conditions (heart attack).
It reveals early degeneration of veins (arteriosclerosis) before turning into vasoconstriction by measuring the elasticity of veins.
The condition of the heart can be deduced from its electrical activity. Electric signs are transmitted from the electrodes put on your arms, legs and chest to the machine that traces the activity on paper in wave form.
During this test the heart is stimulated by physical exercise or drugs in order to make it work harder. This way, the stamina of the patient can be measured and hidden heart diseases and conditions can be diagnosed (arrhythmia, coronary circulatory dysfunction, etc.)
It is capable of producing very accurate stills or moving images of the heart (presently with 3D reconstruction), which makes it possible to measure the speed of circulating blood and certain parts of the heart.
Carotis Doppler Examination
It investigates the blood flow in carotid arteries, vessel wall thickness and plaques. The device is capable of measuring blood flow velocity, which helps to deduce the degree of vasoconstriction.
It means the 24-hor ECG monitoring of heart activity while the patient is doing his everyday activities. It is suitable for diagnosing less common ECG abnormalities such as arrhythmias, temporary coronary circulatory dysfunctions, etc.
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM)
A 24-hour blood pressure monitoring during which blood pressure levels are measured and recorded every 15-30 minutes. The belt pouch-sized device is attached to a blood pressure cuff secured on the upper arm, and the results are analyzed by computer.