Cardiology is the study of the heart and is the area of medicine that deals with disorders of the heart and circulatory system. Our cardiologists here at Granger Medical Clinic can assist with any issues and can perform a variety of tests to make sure your heart is healthy. Common heart conditions include high blood pressure, arrhythmia, coronary artery disease, congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure (CHF), and more.
One of the most common tests you may undergo while working with a cardiologist is an echocardiogram, often referred to as an echo test. There are different variations of this test, but the main purpose of an echocardiogram is to take images of your heart which are used to evaluate structure and function – or in other words, to tell us what kind of condition your heart is in.
Our cardiologists work continuously to stay up-to-date on the current research and available treatment options in order to maintain a superior level of care. We care about your health and wellbeing and getting you back to feeling your best and living an active lifestyle is our top priority. We are ready to partner with you to help you achieve optimal health!
Warning Signs – Here are some common symptoms to watch out for that may indicate that you should visit a cardiologist:
- Your feet are often cold
- You have numbness, tingling, or swelling in your legs
- You have chest pain or feel pressure, especially when walking or climbing stairs
- You have difficulty breathing when lying flat
- You have an irregular or rapid pulse
- You have a cough that won’t go away and you’re not sick
- You have had a stroke or mini-stroke
- You have a family history of heart disease
- General cardiology
- Invasive procedures
- Interventional procedures
- Contrast echocardiogram (bubble study)
- Stress echocardiogram
- Dobutamine stress echocardiogram
- Exercise treadmill test
- Pacemaker evaluation
- Lipid therapy
- Rhythm diagnosis and management
- Heart disease
Patients may choose to seek care on their own or they may be referred by their primary care provider or other specialist. It is important to consider insurance requirements, such as a referral, before consulting with a specialist.