Cardiology

Cardiology is a branch of medicine that deals with the cardiovascular system. This specialty deals with the diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and prevention of heart diseases.
Cardiology

Last Update Date: 7/9/2024 11:58:04 AM

What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is a branch of medicine that deals with the cardiovascular system. This specialty deals with the diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and prevention of heart diseases. Cardiologists diagnose various diseases occurring in the cardiovascular system by examining it and create appropriate treatment plans.

Which Diseases Does Cardiology Cover?

This area of specialization focuses on a number of cardiovascular diseases. We can list the leading ones of these as follows:

  • Coronary Artery Disease (Coronary Artery Insufficiency): It is a condition in which the heart muscle cannot receive enough blood due to obstructions or stenosis in the coronary arteries. This condition can lead to symptoms such as angina (chest pain) or a heart attack.
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure): It is a condition in which blood pressure is higher than normal. High blood pressure can have negative effects on cardiovascular health and cause serious complications.
  • Heart Rhythm Disorders (Arrhythmias): Abnormal heart rhythms that disrupt the regular beating rhythm of the heart. These conditions can include various types of arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation.
  • Heart Failure: It refers to the condition in which the heart muscle cannot pump enough blood. It can occur in the form of left or right heart failure.
  • Heart Valve Diseases: There may be narrowing (stenosis) or leakage (failure) in the heart valves. These conditions may prevent the normal operation of the valves.
  • Congenital Heart Anomalies: Congenital heart problems include congenital structural abnormalities of the heart.
  • Pericarditis and Myocarditis: Inflammation of the pericardium or myocardium (heart muscle).
  • Vascular Diseases: It includes problems such as atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis and vascular occlusion.
  • Heart Stroke (Angio) and Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction):** Conditions that occur as a result of sudden interruption of blood flow in the heart.
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease: It is an inflammatory condition caused by the immune system and can affect the heart valves.

Liv Hospital Cardiology

At Liv Hospital Cardiology Clinic, the latest technological and modern treatment methods are applied by experienced and specialized physicians. The heart team, which is experienced in cardiovascular diseases, decides on the most correct treatment that can be applied to the patient with team spirit. People with a heart-related health problem consult a cardiology doctor or a cardiovascular surgery doctor. But this period is coming to an end, because your heart is in even safer hands! Liv Hospital ”Heart Team“ concept is now implemented in Türkiye as well. The Liv Hospital Heart Team consists of important academics in the field of cardiology and cardiac surgery.

Modern treatment methods

Vital heart anomalies and arrhythmias observed at any age are treated with modern treatment methods. In patients with pacemaker implantation, the complication rates such as infection, bleeding within the first 1 year of post-op period and after angio are 0 percent.