General Cardiology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of various cardiovascular diseases, which are conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. This field also covers rheumatologic diseases that can impact the heart, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. The General Cardiology Center provides comprehensive care for patients with heart-related conditions, ranging from preventive measures to medical management and surgical interventions. The center’s goal is to promote heart health, prevent disease progression, and improve the quality of life for patients with cardiovascular diseases. This can include lifestyle modifications, medications, and, in some cases, procedures such as angioplasty or bypass surgery.

Why you should visit a general cardiologist?

General Cardiology deals with a range of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels, such as:

  • Heart attacks
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Leg Swelling
  • Fatigue
  • Risk factors for heart disease include 
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • A family history of heart disease
  • Sedentary lifestyle. 

In addition, if you have been diagnosed with a heart condition or have had a previous heart attack or stroke, it is important to see a cardiologist for ongoing care and management of your condition. General Cardiologists work collaboratively with other doctors and sub-specialties, utilizing the latest in imaging technology to provide the most accurate assessment of a patient’s heart condition.

What types of tests are ordered by general cardiologists?

The cardiologist will perform a medical history review, conduct a physical examination, and may request various tests to assess the patient’s heart condition. These tests may include:

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Treadmill stress test
  • Nuclear stress test
  • Ultrasound of the legs
  • Heart monitor