Cardiology is the branch of medical science dealing with a myriad of conditions, disorders and diseases of the cardiovascular system along with the heart. It comprises medical diagnoses and treatments of a range of conditions like electrophysiology, valvular heart disease, heart failure, coronary artery disease and congenital heart defects.
Cardiologists are specialized physicians to treat the patients with cardiological problems.
Electrocardiogram (ECG): This test records the electrical activity of the heart and can help determine if there has been damage to the heart muscle.
Blood tests: Certain enzymes and proteins, such as troponin and creatine kinase, are released into the blood when the heart muscle is damaged. Blood tests can measure the levels of these substances to help diagnose a heart attack.
Chest x-ray: This test can help rule out other possible causes of chest pain, such as pneumonia or a lung clot.
Echocardiogram: This test uses sound waves to create a detailed image of the heart and can help determine the extent of damage to the heart muscle.
This test involves inserting a thin tube called a catheter into a blood vessel in the arm, leg, or neck and threading it to the heart. It can help determine the location and severity of the blockage in the coronary artery.
Breathing shortness, chest discomfort (angina), chest pressure, chest tightness and chest pain are signs of an unhealthy heart. You may also experience pain in the back, upper belly area, throat, jaw and neck with coldness, weakness and numbness in arms and legs.
A person after 65 years of age becomes vulnerable to heart problems. However, it was found that complications may arise at early ages as well for some patients.
Soy products (tofu), seeds, nuts, eggs, legumes like lima beans, black-eyed peas, chickpeas, lentils and kidney beans, fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids (trout, tuna and salmon). Even lean meats like skinless turkey, chicken, pork tenderloin or lean ground beef are healthy too.
You can check your pulse as it will let you know if the heart is healthy or not! It will calculate the heart beats’ number per minute with regular pulses. You can visit a doctor or can check the pulse by yourself.
Visit and consult a Cardiologist if you are suffering from heart problems!