Cardiovascular Health and Diseases Center
What is a Heart Health and Diseases Center?
A Heart Health and Diseases Center is a medical center managed by doctors and healthcare professionals specially trained in heart health. These centers provide a range of services including the preservation of heart health, diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases, surgical interventions, and rehabilitation.
Heart Health and Diseases Centers are led by a team of specialists who have expertise in heart health. This team includes cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, heart rehabilitation specialists, dieticians, and other healthcare professionals. The team provides counseling, diagnosis, and treatment services for patients on heart health-related issues.
By offering early diagnosis of heart diseases, effective treatment options, and long-term rehabilitation services, Heart Health and Diseases Centers help to improve the quality of life of patients. These centers also provide counseling on regular checkups and lifestyle changes to maintain heart health.
What are the Services Offered by the Heart Health and Diseases Center?
The Heart Health and Diseases Center offers a range of services, including:
• Detailed evaluation of risk factors that contribute to the development of heart disease
• Nutritional counseling by a registered dietitian
• Development of personalized exercise programs based on individual needs
• Implementation of measures to quit smoking and alcohol addiction
• Initiation of preventive treatments when necessary
• Performance of diagnostic tests for heart and vascular diseases and determination of treatment options
• Application of imaging techniques for genetic heart diseases and planning of treatment and surgical procedures.
What is done in the treatment of heart diseases?
The treatment for heart disease can vary depending on the underlying condition of the patient. Therefore, the treatments given to patients can be divided into two categories: medication and interventional procedures. As part of medication therapy, anti-hypertensive drugs that strengthen heart functions and regulate blood pressure may be prescribed. Additionally, drugs that lower cholesterol levels, anti-arrhythmic drugs for patients with rhythm disorders, diuretics for heart failure patients, and antibiotics for infections may also be used. Interventional procedures may include examining the heart's blood vessels and applying treatments to problem areas through angiography. Similarly, heart catheterization can be used to visualize the heart chambers from inside and perform treatment procedures. Finally, surgical methods can be used to perform operations for anatomical problems of the heart.