About Cardiology

Cardiology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of heart disorders. Specialized cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons perform diagnosis and treatments for adults, and pediatric cardiologistsperform for children. The heart is one of the most amazing organs, it has numerous anatomical features and physiological features. Heart disorders and heart diseases lead to a high number of deaths annually. Early diagnosis is very important to prevent diseases so regular checkups are recommended specially for people over the age of 50. The symptoms depend on the type of heart disease the patient has. General symptoms are:

Atherosclerotic Disease (disease in blood vessels)

  • Chest pain
  • Short breathiness
  • Pain, numbness, weakness, coldness in legs or arms if blood vessels have narrowed
  • Pain around the neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen or back area

Heart Arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats)

  • Fluttering in the chest
  • Tachycardia (fast heartbeat)
  • Bradycardia (slow heartbeat)
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Short breathiness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting or feeling to faint

Heart Defects in children (symptoms usually occur soon after birth)

  • Pale grey or blue skin color
  • Swelled legs or abdomen, swelling around the eyes
  • Short breathiness between feeding
  • Swelling in hands, ankles or feet
  • Getting tired very soon during an activity

Dilated Cardiomyopathy (weak heart muscles)

  • Swelling of legs, ankles and feet
  • Fatigue
  • Breathlessness with exertion
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Dizziness

Heart Infections

There are three types of heart infections

Pericarditis – affects surrounding tissue of the heart

Myocarditis – affects middle muscular layers of the heart walls

Endocarditis – affects inner membrane thatseparates the chamber and valves of the heart

Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Short breathiness
  • Weakness
  • Swelling in legs or abdomen
  • Dry or persistent cough
  • Skin rash
  • Spots

Valvular Heart Disease

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Pain in chest area
  • Fainting

Suitable Patients for Cardiology Treatment Procedure

Patients who experience any of the following:

  • Heart pain
  • Short breathiness
  • Fainting

Before Cardiology Treatment Procedure

  • Patients will undergo certain tests and procedures
  • Patients will need to inform the doctor about their medical history and any illnesses in the family
  • Patients must quit smoking and drinking alcohol before the start of any treatment

Patients will need to sign a consent form before any treatment is performed

Cardiology Treatment Procedure

The patient will undergo several tests and procedures including:

  1. Chest X-rays
  2. Electrocardiogram
  3. Holter monitoring
  4. Echocardiogram
  5. Cardiac catheterization
  6. Cardiac computerized tomography scan

Once diagnosed the patient will be prescribed medication or if its required they will need to undergo a surgery. The type of surgery or treatment will depend on the diagnosis and the state of the patient.

After Cardiology Treatment

  • Patients must quit smoking for a healthier lifestyle
  • Patients must maintain a healthy diet
  • Patients must maintain a healthy weight
  • Patients must carry a stress free life

Risks of Cardiology Treatment

Like every treatment there is a risk of complications to occur like:

  • Allergic reactions to materials used
  • Chance of heart failure during certain treatments

Definition

Electrocardiogram – recording of the patient’s heart activity

Holter monitoring – wearable device that measures the patient’s heart rhythms

Echocardiogram – type of ultrasound that uses high pitch sound waves

Cardiac catheterization -catheter is inserted into an artery or vein in the patients groin, neck or arm and threaded through blood vessels to the heart

Cardiac computerized tomography scan – detailed x-rays are taken using a CT device

Trip Schedule of Cardiology Treatment

The patient will attend a consultation and the treatment can begin. The patient will need to undergo certain tests and procedures for diagnosis. Once the procedure is done, the most suitable treatment will be performed. Depending on the treatment to be performed the patient will be informed and will need to attend a few more appointments.

Notes

• Trip schedule may vary. medicTurkey patient relations will provide you a detailed trip schedule before the travel.

• For details on accommodation, transportation and other services, please check the SERVICES page.

What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of heart disorders. For adults, diagnosis and treatments are performed by specialized cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons and for children diagnosis and treatments are performed by pediatric cardiologists.The heart is one of the most amazing organs, it has numerous anatomical features and physiological features. Heart disorders and heart diseases lead to a high number of deaths annually. Early diagnosis is very important to prevent diseases so regular checkups are recommended specially for people over the age of 50

How is Cardiology Treatment Performed?

The patient will undergo several tests and procedures until diagnosed. Once diagnosed the patient will be prescribed medication or if it’s required they will need to undergo a surgery. The type of surgery or treatment will depend on the diagnosis and the state of the patient.

How long does Cardiology Treatment take?

The duration of the treatment depends on the type and method of treatment performed.

When can I return to work after Cardiology Treatment?

Patients can return to work as instructed by the cardiologist.

Who can have Cardiology Treatment?

Patients who experience any of the following:

  • Heart pain
  • Short breathiness
  • Fainting

How long do I need to stay in Turkey?

The recommended stay in Turkey for Cardiology Treatment is minimum a week. The duration will extend depending on the type of treatment to be performed.

Are there any risks of Cardiology Treatment?

Like every treatment there is a risk of complications to occur like:

• Allergic reactions to materials used

• Chance of heart failure during certain treatments

Devices used in Cardiology Treatment

X-ray, ECG device, Holter Monitor, CT Scan devices are used in the diagnosis and treatment of Cardiology.

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