Cardiologist

Cardiologist in Buffalo, NY

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Cardiologist Near Me in Buffalo, NY
Cardiologist Near Me in Buffalo, NY

Table of Contents:

What does a cardiologist treat?
What procedures does a cardiologist perform?
How do cardiologists check your heart?

Cardiologists specialize in diagnosing heart health problems such as heart attacks and high blood pressure, and in treating ailments such as coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Cardiology is a branch of medicine that focuses on the study of the structure and function of the heart and the blood vessels. Cardiologists treat the heart and the blood vessels by diagnosing and treating conditions such as heart failure, high blood pressure, congenital heart defects and problems related to the valves of the heart.

What does a cardiologist treat?

Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in treating, diagnosing and managing cardiovascular conditions. They diagnose and treat problems with the heart and blood vessels, such as heart disease and blood clots. Common conditions cardiologists treat include:

–  Angina (chest pain)
–  Arrhythmias and palpitations
–  Atherosclerosis
–  Atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders
–  Blood clots
–  Cardiogenic shock
–  Cardiomyopathy
–  Congenital heart defects
–  Congestive heart disease
–  Coronary heart disease
–  Endocarditis
–  Heart abnormalities
–  Heart attack
–  Heart failure
–  Heart valve disease
–  High cholesterol
–  Hypertension (high blood pressure)
–  Hypotension (low blood pressure)
–  Myocarditis
–  Pericarditis
–  Peripheral artery disease
–  Problems with the aorta (aneurysm, stenosis)
–  Problems with the arteries, such as:
–  peripheral artery disease
–  subclavian artery disease
–  renal artery disease
–  coronary artery disease
–  Raynaud’s disease
–  Renal artery stenosis
–  Stroke
–  Sudden cardiac arrest
–  Vasculitis
–  Ventricular tachycardia

While this list is extensive, it is not all-inclusive; if you have a condition that is not listed here, please call our office for more information and one of our friendly professionals will be happy to assist you!

What procedures does a cardiologist perform?

Cardiologists can perform a number of different procedures, both nonsurgical and minimally invasive. Common cardiological procedures include:

Electrocardiogram — An electrocardiogram (EKG) is one of the most common diagnostic tests for the heart and is carried out to measure the heart’s electrical activity. The EKG records the electrical impulses generated by the heart over some time, then uses this data to create a pattern of the heart’s rhythm and rate. A Holter monitor is a portable EKG device that can monitor the heart’s activity throughout the day; this device is worn around the neck and rests against the heart and can record electrical activity over 24 hours. This continuous monitoring can detect more abnormalities of heart function that would be difficult to identify over a shorter period, so it is often suggested in more complex situations.

Stress Test — A cardiac stress test is used to check the heart’s response to external stress, which may be induced through several different methods, including drugs or exercise.

Pacemaker Implantation — To regulate the heart’s rhythm and rate, patients with the abnormal electrical activity of the heart may be given a pacemaker, a battery-powered pulse generator that is implanted under the skin and connected to the heart.

How do cardiologists check your heart?

Cardiologists can check a person’s heart and monitor its activity using several different tests and procedures. This may include:

Echocardiogram — Using sound waves to produce images of the heart, an echocardiogram allows physicians to see how a person’s heart is beating and how blood is moving through their heart. Images from an echocardiogram are used to identify various abnormalities in the heart muscle and valve, such as heart murmurs and heart valve dysfunction.

Electrocardiogram (EKG) — This common diagnostic test measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat to provide two kinds of information: electrical activity and enlarged or overworked parts of the heart. An EKG is often performed to monitor changes in heart rhythm, determine whether a heart attack has occurred, or help predict if a heart attack is developing.
 
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