In the Cardiology department in our medical center, we have diagnosis and treatment opportunities for hypertension, heart valve disorders, cardiovascular occlusions, leg vascular occlusions, heart failure, rhythm disorders, congenital heart diseases (hole in the heart, etc.) and many other cardiovascular diseases. All your heart-related examinations will be completed on the same day or the next day at the latest.
Heart diseases are one of the most common diseases that cause the most deaths all over the world and in our country. For this reason, every adult should have a cardiological check-up, especially after the age of 40. In this regard, we have check-up programs prepared according to the needs and characteristics of the person. Since heart diseases are very diverse, a number of tests, from simple to complex, are used to diagnose them.
An electrical activity occurring within the heart is detected by a device called an ECG device through electrodes connected to your body and drawn on a paper. In some heart diseases, changes in the patterns of this electrical current occur. These are recognized by the doctor and help diagnose the disease.
Holter (Blood Pressure or Rhythm)
A device the size of a mobile phone is attached to the patient via electrodes. The patient goes home and when he comes back 24 hours later, this device is removed and the ECG record is transferred to the computer and the doctor reviews the entire record and tries to reveal any abnormalities. It is a frequently performed procedure, especially for people with complaints such as palpitations, slow heart rate, fainting, and those who are thought to have a heart rhythm disorder.
If you have a blood pressure disorder and you encounter different values when you measure your blood pressure at different times or to evaluate the effect of the medication given, a blood pressure holter may be inserted. The system includes a blood pressure monitor attached to the arm and a recording device connected to it. It measures your blood pressure and pulse at different intervals day and night for 24 hours and records it. This is evaluated by the computer, turned into a graph and sent to your doctor.
It is one of the most important examinations frequently performed by cardiologists. It is basically an advanced computer that works by using ultrasonic sound waves at frequencies far above the sounds that the human ear can hear. It has a tip called a probe that sends and collects sound waves to the heart. This is the size of a microphone and is connected to the computer via cable. By sending sound waves to your heart through the rib spaces in your rib cage, it reflects the two-dimensional structure of the heart, that is, its walls, interior, valves, outer membrane and even the blood flow circulating in it, on the screen with sound and color. Thanks to these images interpreted by the cardiologist, very important information is obtained about the structure and diseases of the heart.
Color Doppler and Ultrasonography
It is used to detect stenosis in the veins of vital organs such as the brain, kidney, leg veins and aorta, and for varicose veins in the legs. It is also a simple and painless short-term examination method for examining all abdominal organs.
Coronary Angiography (Angiography)
The procedure, which is often called angiography among the public, is called cardiac catheterization in general medical terms. It is a film taken to examine the coronary vessels that feed your heart and is actually for diagnostic purposes. During the procedure, a long, flexible plastic tube called a catheter reaches your heart through the blood vessels to help take films of your heart and vessels and perform tests.
Many tests, culture and serological tests can be performed, from blood analysis, blood sugar and cholesterol levels to advanced hormone tests, which enable early diagnosis of heart patients.
Stress Test (Stress ECG)
The patient is placed on a walking belt and the ECG recordings are interpreted by computer. Some changes in the ECG recordings taken with chest pain suggest coronary heart disease.
Nuclear Screening Examinations (Thallium test, PET, Spec)
These examinations performed in a hospital or clinic provide important information that helps in the diagnosis and treatment planning of coronary heart disease. The heart’s retention of radioactive material administered through a vein in your arm is evaluated. This test is usually done together with the stress test. Since less blood will flow to the heart area, whose vessels narrow during exercise, substance retention will be less there. Muscle tissue that has died due to infarction does not retain the material at all. All of these are measured by evaluating a radioactive counter called a gamma camera, and films of the heart are taken.
Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
Transesophageal echocardiography, often abbreviated as “TEE”, is an advanced examination that requires special experience and is used to visualize the heart structures by accessing the stomach tube located just behind it. Views