Cardiology is a medical specialty, involving the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, which could affect the cardiovascular system (such as myocardial attacks, coronary diseases, arterial hypertension, cardiac insufficiency, arrhythmia (rhythmic disturbances).

To enable this diagnosis, the cardiologist is attributed an array of non-invasive cardiological exams, using modern technology.

The electrocardiograph (or cardiac ultrasound): An exam without disturbances, which depicts the structures of the heart and blood flow (echo-Doppler). It enables an evaluation of the cardiac valves, the functioning of the left ventricular, and all abnormal communication between the right and left sides of the heart.

The electrocardiogram (ECG): A recording, made possible with the help of electrodes, of the electric activity of the heart.

The physical test (or ergo meter): An exam conducted on an indoor bicycle, consisting of the recording of the electrocardiogram and the arterial pressure, produced through physical effort. This device allows for the evaluation of the patient’s physical aptitude and the search for a coronary issue.

The Holter (lasting 24 hours) and the R-Test (lasting 7 days): Devices placed within a limited period, enabling the continuous recording of heartbeats. These exams are used to diagnose abnormalities within cardiac rhythm.

The Remler: A device enabling an ambulatory recording of arterial tension, over a period of 24 hours.


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