A cardiologist is a specialized doctor in the field of internal medicine whose competence covers the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the heart and blood vessels (the cardiovascular system). The most common diseases that cardiologists are dealing with are arrhythmia, heart failure, acute heart attack or post-infarction state, and congenital heart defects. During the first appointment, the cardiologist usually examines the patient and prescribes tests and analyses that are necessary. The cardiologist also gives advice about disease prevention and plans further treatment.
Electrocardiography is a painless, non-invasive diagnostic method that is used to assess the heart’s rhythm, load and blood supply and to diagnose myocardial infarction (heart attack). The test is based on measuring the electrical impulses generated by the working heart muscle by means of electrodes attached to the patient’s arms, legs and chest.
Holter monitor is a recording device commonly used to keep track of your heart function. The Holter monitor lets your doctor see how your heart functions on a long-term basis (24-hour or longer). It provides information about heart´s rate, rhythm and blood circulation during your daily activities. During the test the ECG sensors with the recorder are placed onto patient’s chest. The device doesn´t limit the patient's daily activities or sleep.
Echocardiography, or cardiac ultrasound examination, is a painless, highly informative, non-invasive diagnostic cardiac imaging method. By using an ultrasonic sensor, the doctor can observe the structure and functioning of the heart on a screen. The test provides information about the size, shape and pump function of the heart, the structure and function of heart valves, aortic pathology, heart muscle injury after heart attack, and blood clots in the heart cavity.
Exercise stress test€25–€277
Exercise stress test with ECG and blood pressure monitoring is a study that allows to observe and describe the effect of exercise on the heart. This test is indispensable for diagnosing stress- and load-related blood supply and rhythm disorders of the heart that are not detectable during usual ECG. To stress your heart during this test, you are asked to walk on a motor-driven treadmill or pedal a stationary bicycle (veloergometry).
Holter Blood Pressure (24 hour)€0–€85
Holter monitor is a device for diagnosing hypertension (high blood pressure) and monitoring its treatment. It allows to measure and record blood pressure parameters for 24 hours, showing when and how much your blood pressure and heart rate fluctuate. The device consists of a blood pressure monitor and a recorder that are attached to the body. Holter monitor does not limit the patient's daily activities or sleep.