Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the world and in our country. The diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases is one of the most important areas requiring high expertise in medicine, experience and technological infrastructure.
The diseases, diagnosis and treatment of which are made at Cardiology Departments:
- Heart attack
- Coronary Insufficiency
- Heart Failure
- Heart rhythm and conduction disorders
- Heart valve diseases
- Peripheral Vascular Diseases
- Aortic Vein Diseases
- Congenital heart diseases
Non-Interventional (Noninvasive) Department of Cardiology in Our Hospital:
The main field of study of non-interventional cardiology is protective Cardiology. It aims to protect individuals from cardiovascular diseases, to stop them, to treat them, and even to restore them.
Risk and screening of disease - treadmill exercise (effort) tests - 2-D, Doppler and color doppler echocardiography - stress echocardiography - Holter(24-hour ECG) and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
It is a non-invasive and extremely easy to evaluate the anatomy and function of the heart using sound waves that can be applied to all age groups. After the examination, information about the pump function of the heart, the structure-function of the heart valves, and the structural abnormalities of the heart are obtained. In the case of congenital heart diseases and heart muscle diseases, diagnosis is important in determining and seriousness of the leakage and narrowing in the heart valves.
The Holter test is a diagnostic test for patients who are thought to have blood pressure problems, heart failure or heart rhythm disorders. The heart beats are recorded with a device attached to the body for 24 hours and then converted into ECG tracks (a graphical component of electrical activity of all heart muscles) through a computer program. The effects of physical and psychological changes on the heart during the day, monitoring changes in the heart rhythm of the treatment process, and evaluating the patient's complaints during ECG recording are used.
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring :
It is used in patients with hypotensive and hypertensive attack complaints. With a portable sphygmomanometer for measurement of blood pressure at 15 minute intervals for 24 hours, it is applied. It is a diagnostic and rarely used procedure to assess the response to treatment.
The efor test increases the working intensity of the heart with certain cycles, while the ECG is monitored and recorded in this process. Exercise is applied on a treadmill for a certain period of time and quickly. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the narrowing or blockage of the arteries that supply the heart. You may not need to take your heart and blood pressure medication before the exercise test. It would be best to take only your allowed blood pressure medication on the day of the test. However, if you are taking any of the medicines listed above, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication. Two hours of hunger is sufficient before the exertion test. . But if you use Dideral, Prent, Tensinor, Visken, Lopressör, Beloc, Nortan Trasicor, Betadol, Concor, İsoptin, Dilatrent, Diltizem, Carvexal and Isoptin, stop taking the drug at least 1 day (24 hours). Two hours of fasting is sufficient before the effort test. Smoking is nıt allowed during this period.
Heart Disease Symptoms:
- Left arm pain (especially with chest pain)
- Chest pain
- Breath Stiffness
- Bruising (Cyanosis)
- Head and Neck Pain
- Fainting (Syncope)