What are Cardiologist?
Cardiology is a specialty branch of medicine that pertains to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the heart. You would see a cardiologist if your primary clinician believes you have a significant heart or related condition. Clinical cardiology is often requested for heart murmurs, ECG (electrocardiogram) changes, heart attacks, heart failure, and other abnormal rhythmic heart conditions.
Cardiologists provide treatment options for those diagnosed with heart disease and their opinion is sought after when patients experience shortness of breath, chest pain, or even dizziness. Most importantly, cardiology specialists educate the general public on cardiac health and their experience is required when determining diagnosis and treatment for procedures such as balloon angioplasty, heart surgery, or catheterization.
What Do MD24’s Cardiologists Do?
Once you’re referred to our scheduling department, our clinicians have the capability of performing a cardiology examination in your home, one of our local clinics, through telemedicine technology, or within your primary provider’s practice. We review your medical history and proceed with a physical and vitals examination. It’s important that we thoroughly evaluate your records in order to generate an accurate diagnosis. A combination of your history, symptoms, and the cardiologist’s findings pinpoint the cause and determine the treatment plan. In some cases, additional testing is required. We provide convenient X-ray, ECG, and blood testing to solidify our patient’s diagnosis. At MD24 House Call, we realize that every patient is different and understand that not all symptoms are the same. By placing our patient’s values first, we are confident in our ability to care for your heart.
What are some common tests that Cardiologists perform?
● An Echocardiogram is a soundwave image that highlights the structure and functions of the heart.
● An exercise test helps a cardiologist determine performance and limitations of your heart.
● A Cardiac Catheterization analyzes the heart’s functionality or relieves blockage through imagery.
● An Ambulatory ECG locates and records abnormal heart rhythms.
Situations that may require you to see a Cardiologist:
1. A family history of cardiac problems
2. Consistent pain in your chest or heart region
3. You’ve been diagnosed with diabetes
4. High blood pressure or cholesterol
5. A smoking habit or past habit
Avoid experiencing “heart diseases”. Call MD24 House Call (888-632-4758) to schedule an appointment and begin improving what you see and how you see it!