Every cardiology patient has different needs based on his own heart health issue. You can be confident that the doctors at CMC are highly qualified in treating a wide range of problems. You will always be cared for in a compassionate and patient-centered environment.
The Department of Cardiology at City Medical Complex is equipped to deal with all conditions related to this vital organ on both the preventive and the therapeutic aspects of the heart. The cardiology department is housed in a custom built unit with all the diagnostic equipment under one roof.
Electrocardiogram (ECG) recording of the electrical waves from the heart to assess the heart rate, rhythm, heart wall thickness and chamber enlargement as well as for early detection of heart attacks.
The patient is walking on a computerized treadmill at a predetermined speed and gradient. The blood pressure, heart rate and ECG are continuously monitored by the computer during the exercise. This is a sensitive test to detect early signs of heart disease, specially heart attacks or blockage in the coronary arteries. This test is always conducted in the presence of a cardiologist.
Risk factor profiling is done for all patients attending the department. Early detection and treatment of risk factors for heart attacks is the only method of reducing the incidence of death and disability due to heart attack in the community. Our lipid profile examining facility estimates directly all sub fractions of cholesterol and ApoA1 and ApoB, the carrier proteins for cholesterol. Similarly, the serum homocysteine, one of the early correctable risk factors for heart attack and stroke, can be detected.
Using ultrasound the heart is imaged from various angles. Heart chambers, muscles, valves and blood vessels can all be seen on the video screen and measurements made. Colour blood flow imaging is used to detect all normal and abnormal blood flow patterns inside heart chambers and blood vessels and to measure the velocity of blood flow for precise diagnosis of abnormalities.
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