Cardiologists are trained to diagnose and treat heart attacks, heart failure, valve disease, arrhythmia, and hypertension. Cardiologists may conduct physical examinations, and order and interpret tests such as electrocardiograms (EKGs), blood tests, and exercise stress tests. Additionally, they may prescribe medication and make lifestyle recommendations such as diet, exercise, stress reduction, and weight management. Cardiologists can perform procedures such as pacemaker implantation or cardiac catheter insertion. We are located in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in a Multi-Specialty Medical Facility. We can provide our patients with the highest level of medical care and a team approach to diagnosis and treatment by combining our cardiology expertise within a single practice and a larger site and network of trusted colleagues.
Cardiologists may teach at colleges and conduct research in laboratories in order to develop new treatments.
Training and Education
These physicians have received specialized training in cardiology. Cardiologists typically attend medical school before specializing in cardiology. A typical cardiologist completes a minimum of ten years of medical school. This entails four years of medical school and three years of internal medicine residency. Finally, a cardiologist must complete three additional years of cardiology-specific medical training. They must then pass the American Board of Internal Medicine’s cardiovascular disease examination (ABIM). Hospitals and private practices employ cardiologists.
Reasons to Go to a Cardiologist
There are a variety of heart-related symptoms that may prompt you to see a doctor when you feel the following signs and symptoms
- Breathing Problems
You should get medical attention if you’re struggling to breathe, as this could indicate a cardiac condition.
Unsteadiness and a whirling or spinning sensation in the head are the most common symptoms of dizziness. One of the most common symptoms of dizziness is heart illness or abnormally low blood pressure.
- Spells that cause fainting
The sudden loss of consciousness that occurs when someone faints can be described as fainting. A lack of blood supply to the brain is to blame. There are many warning signs that someone is about to faint, such as feeling dizzy or lightheaded.
Low blood sugar, panic attacks, anemia, or heart problems can all lead to fainting spells. If you have frequent fainting spells, you should talk to your doctor about it.
- Chest Aches
Angina, the medical term for chest pain, is frequently caused by a lack of oxygen reaching the heart. Shoulder, arm, and jaw pain are all possible places where the discomfort can be redirected. Despite the fact that not every chest discomfort is angina, it is always a good idea to see your doctor if you are experiencing it.
Signs and Symptoms of Angina
- Squeezing, pressure, or tightness under the breastbone
- You may feel pain in your jaw, left biceps, or lower back.
- Quick heartbeat or rapid breathing, nausea, confusion, an ashen hue, and heavy perspiration are among the symptoms that may indicate angina.
- Sudden intense pain in the chest with shortness of breath, especially after a period of inactivity
- Fluttering Chest tingling sensation
- Palpitations (rapid beats)
- The heart “skipping a beat”
- Erratic beating in the chest
- A racing heart
Causes of Cardiovascular Diseases
The actual etiology of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is unknown, there are numerous factors that can raise your chance of developing it.
CVD is more likely to develop if you have a bigger number of risk factors.
It’s part of this checkup that assesses your CVD risk and recommends ways to lower it if needed.
The following are the key risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
- Diabetic hypertension
- High triglycerides
- A Body Mass Index of 25 and >25
- Waist measurement is at least 94 cm (about 37 inches) or 80 cm (about 32 inches) if you are a male or a woman.
- Cardiovascular diseases in the family history
If you’re experiencing fluttering in your chest, it’s a good idea to bring it up with your doctor.
Visits to the Cardiologist: What to Expect
A cardiologist will ask you questions about your symptoms and behaviors during your appointment. Alternatively, they may carry out a battery of tests to discover specific cardiovascular issues. EKG, cardiac catheterization, ultrasound, a biopsy of the heart’s tissue, and a stress test are just a few of the diagnostic procedures cardiologists use on their patients.
These tests will give you an overall picture of your heart health. Doctors will make their diagnosis and recommendation after reviewing your test findings. Some of the most common issues that cardiologists deal with are heart defects, coronary artery disease, and vascular problems.
Prescriptions or counseling on food and lifestyle modifications may be part of a heart doctor’s treatment approach. Cardiothoracic surgery may be necessary in more severe cases.
Doral Health & Wellness Can Help
You can put your faith in us Doral Health and Wellness Cardiology to take good care of your heart because we are dedicated to providing the best possible cardiac care. Cardiology services are available through our Heart Center, which is equipped with the most recent technology. In addition, we have been designated Cardiac care and an Accredited Chest Pain Center with our expertise and advanced treatment. Call now to book an appointment.