The Department of Cardiology at Salus, is geared towards non-invasive treatment of cardiovascular pathologies. This service helps to track patients with cardiovascular problems according to standard contemporary protocols for each pathology.
Some of the examinations offered are:
Specifics of these examinations:
Electrocardiogram (ECG) is the simplest and most frequent instrumental, cardiological examination consisting of detecting and transcribing the graph that is formed by electrical impulses from the heart. The waves recorded on paper or visualized on the monitor correspond to different moments of cardiac activity (ie, contracting and relaxing the heart muscle).
ECG is an examination that provides a range of heart health information, an ECG can assess cardiac frequency and type of rhythm, presence of conduction disorders, signs of ischemic disease and myocardial infarction . Using this simple examination leads us to other cardiac screenings.
Echocardiography is an imaging diagnostic method that allows evaluation of the anatomy of the heart and gives us important information on heart function. The transthoracic echocardiogram is accomplished by obtaining images from the energy of an ultrasound beam. These are emitted through a probe that rests on the thorax and is directed by a physician. The reflection waves are recaptured from the probe itself and are sent to the ultrasound processor who displays the signal and displays it on the monitor. The various cardiac structures (ventricles, atriums, valves, etc.) and their movement during cardiac activity are thus identified. It is also possible to study blood flow and its passage through Doppler and color-Doppler echocardiography valves, and it is also possible to evaluate myocardial perfusion with tissue Doppler (Tissue Doppler).
It is a harmless examination, which lasts up to 30 minutes depending on the case. The patient during the examination is placed in a half-sitting position, with the left arm raised. Much of cardiac pathology is evidenced in echocardiography, especially valve pathology, cardiomyopathy of various etiologies and ischemic cardiopathies. Indispensable is the diagnostic contribution that can be made to congenital cardiopathies in both children and adults. It may also provide clear indications for patient treatment and propose further diagnostic examinations.
This method has several limitations (the benefit of suboptimal imaging) in obese individuals or in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, etc.
By electrocardiograms during strain we mean the recording of an electrocardiogram during the development of physical activity. It is normally performed on a moving carpet. The strain or load of the test is slowly increased by the constant increase of the work pace. During the examination, the cardiac activity is kept under continuous control through the electrocardiogram monitor. Arterial pressure is also monitored during work.
During the examination, special attention is paid to the symptoms that the patient may display and their association with possible electrocardiogram changes. This examination lasts 30-45 minutes, and is practiced by outpatient services who are equipped to cope with unexpected complications that may occur during strain.
The examination may be interrupted at any time by the doctor (there are standard clinical criteria and arrest devices) but also by the patient himself, depending on the patient’s condition.
Compared to normal baseline ECG, this method provides more information as it forces the heart to increase work activity and thus allows the identification of pathologies that appear in a strain state.
The heart diseases diagnosed by this examination are ischemic cardiopathy, in particular angina pectoris, and it studies the functional abilities of the cardiovascular system, especially in patients with acute myocardial infarction.
The 24 h and 48 h rhythm Holter is an examination consisting of monitoring the heart rhythm throughout the 24 hours of the day or up to 48 hours, to identify rhythm disorders, conduction disorders or heart rhythm pauses. which cannot be recorded on the electrocardiogram (ECG) of tranquility.
The 24 h and 48 h Pressure Holter is an examination consisting of monitoring the heart rhythm throughout the 24 hours of the day or up to 48 hours to identify rhythm disorders, conduct disorders or heart rhythm pauses. which cannot be recorded on the electrocardiogram (ECG) of the tranquility.