Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease and the leading cause of death in both genders. It happens when the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become hardened and narrowed. As a result, the heart muscle can not get the blood or oxygen it needs and this can even lead to heart attack. Myocardial infarction, commonly known as heart attack, occurs as damage to the heart muscle because of blood flow stop to some part of the heart. Therefore people can experience chest pain or discomfort, palpitations, shortness of breath, nausea for a couple of days or even weeks and sometimes those symptoms are dated to gastroenterological problems. It is worth remembering that this is not only the disease of elderly, but also of young age people.
Nevertheless, if coronary heart disease is diagnosed in time then the person can be treated and enjoy his/her new life.
In „Aušros Medicinos Centras“ complete investigation of cardiovascular system can be performed. During cardioechoscopy the status of heart valves and cardiac muscle as well as the status of aorta and pulmonary vasculature are evaluated. Cardiac stress test is very helpful if there is suspicion of coronary artery disease or an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia). It is performed on a very modern treadmill while your heart rhythm, blood pressure and breathing are monitored. This investigation helps to decide if other invasive investigations and treatment like coronarography and angioplasty are needed.
Some heart defects are recognized only incidentally, therefore, even if you feel healthy and do not experience any discomfort you are still advised to get cardioechoscopy done at least once in your life.
- Consultation with cardiologist
- Cardiac stress test
- Holter monitoring
- Laboratory investigations: lipidogram, levels of homocysteine, balance of electrolytes, investigations for systemic disorders