The Cardiology Department focuses on maintaining heart health and diagnosing and treating existing heart diseases in patients.
Diseases diagnosed and treated in Cardiology Departments include:
- **Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)**: A serious medical emergency where the blood supply to the heart is suddenly blocked, often by a blood clot.
- **Heart and Vascular Diseases**: Conditions that affect the heart and the blood vessels, which can include coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, and more.
- **Heart Failure**: A chronic condition where the heart doesn’t pump blood as well as it should.
- **Heart Rhythm Disorders (Arrhythmias)**: Irregular heartbeats which can be too fast, too slow, or irregular.
- **Heart Valve Diseases**: Disorders affecting the valves of the heart, impacting how blood flows through the heart.
- **Aortic Vessel Diseases**: Conditions affecting the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body, which can include aortic aneurysms and aortic dissection.
- **Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)**: A condition where the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated, which can lead to heart disease if not managed.
- **High Cholesterol**: Elevated levels of cholesterol in the blood, which can increase the risk of heart disease.
The Cardiology Department aims to provide comprehensive care, including prevention, early detection, and advanced treatment options for these conditions, to ensure the heart health of their patients.