Cardiologist Heart Specialist (in Calgary)

A Cardiologist is a heart specialist. There are many cardiologists in Calgary mostly located at the foothills medical centre. There is also a group of cardiologists called cardiologists consultants in Calgary. Cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions of the cardiovascular system. The Heart Fit Clinic is a cardiac rehabilitation, maintenance and prevention clinic with heart experts. There are many types of cardiologist in Calgary that refer to our heart health program.Types of Cardiologists in Calgary:
congenital cardiologists (pediatric cardiologist)
clinical cardiologists (echocardiogram, stress tests, cardiac MRI and nuclear)
interventional cardiologists
Electrophysiologist cardiologist
Heart Function cardiologist
Cardiac surgeons

Cardiologists (in Calgary) are great at diagnosing and treating heart problems.

The cardiologist evaluates your symptoms and your medical history and may recommend tests for a more definite diagnosis. Then, your cardiologist decides if your condition can be managed under his or her care using medications or other available treatments.

 

If your cardiologist decides that you need surgery, he or she refers you to a cardiovascular surgeon, who specializes in operations on the heart, lungs, and blood vessels.

At times a cardiologist lacks the time to go over all your risk factors to heart disease. This is where a cardiac rehabilitation and prevention clinic like the Heart Fit Clinic excels at educating patients about their risk factors that can include quitting smoking, reducing high blood pressure, reducing your cholesterol, learning what to eat and increasing your fitness level safely and effectively. You may have high risk factors to heart disease in which a cardiologist will address; the Heart Fit Clinic will be able to educate you on all your risk factors. The more educated you are about your heart health the more success you will achieve at reversing and preventing heart disease.

Cardiologist in Calgary with our Healthcare System

Unfortunately at times we have a reactive health care system, meaning that at times physicians will wait until there is a problem that they can treat before making a change. Coronary artery disease is the biggest heart disease, and does start years before it manifests itself as a heart attack or stroke. At times you will be given a “clean bill of health” but many times this can be a false pretense allowing continuing down a path that can be prevented. This is where the carotid IMT can be beneficial at screening for heart disease and stroke then more importantly educate you on all your risk factors to prevent the number one cause of death and hospitalization.

If a cardiologists suspects heart disease they will perform an exercise stress test and an echocardiogram. These tests are non-invasive with no radiation and are relatively quick. These tests will show heart disease when it is clinically significant. If you have been given a negative test (not diagnostic) this does not mean you should neglect. Neglect is the reason for the vast majority of heart attacks and strokes. Know your risk and know your numbers. Know your risk factor profile so you can ensure heart disease does not reach you.

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