Cardiology is a medical specialty that specialises in the disorders of the heart, encompassing the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects and other heart-related diseases. Cardiologists, also known as heart specialists, are physicians who specialise in this particular field of medicine.
Preventing Heart ConditionsRisk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle. It is recommended to have regular heart health check-ups, a healthy diet, physical activity, and making other healthy lifestyle choices, to maintain a healthy heart and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Cardiological Services at Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
- Cardiac Electrophysiology: Cardiac Electrophysiology is an advanced treatment for heart rhythm issues. It helps manage irregular heartbeats and other heart rhythm disorders by examining and fixing the heart's electrical system. At Gleneagles Hospitals Kuala Lumpur, we specialise in using electrophysiology to improve heart health, addressing conditions like irregular heartbeats, cardiac syncope (fainting), and other heart rhythm disorders.
- Echocardiography: Echocardiography is an important heart test. It uses sound waves to create images of the heart and its blood flow. We use echocardiography to get detailed information about your heart's health, helping diagnose and manage heart conditions effectively.
- Interventional Cardiology: Interventional Cardiology involves minimally invasive treatments for structural, coronary, and vascular issues using small catheters, stents, and specialised devices.
- Nuclear Cardiology: Nuclear Cardiology uses small radioactive tracers to capture images of the heart's blood flow and function, aiding in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions both at rest and during exercise.
Assessment and Diagnostic Tools at Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur's Heart Specialist Clinics
Our patients have access to a wide variety of cardiovascular assessment and diagnostic tools at our Heart Specialist Clinics in Kuala Lumpur.
The team of cardiologists at Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur can diagnose a wide range of heart and blood vessel disorders by using diagnostic tools such as the Electrocardiogram (EKG) and various other stress tests.
Heart size and function can be determined by Echocardiograms, while ultrasounds help evaluate the blood flow to parts of the body. If narrowing of the arteries is a concern, cardiac catheterisation helps the heart specialists zero in and determine the problem areas.
We also provide a variety of therapeutic procedures to aid the restoration of blood flow in the arteries via procedures such as angioplasty (blood vessel widening), atherectomy (arterial plaque removal), and arterial stent and balloon inflation placements.
We also specialise in pacemaker and defibrillator implantation to help improve heart function as well as normalise heart rhythm depending on the patient's individual needs.
A full range of vascular treatments for various peripheral conditions and diseases such as blocked arteries, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, aneurysms and strokes can be proposed by a panel of vascular surgeons.
Cardiologists work together with a team of dedicated cardiothoracic surgeons who are trained to perform a wide range of procedures on the lungs, chest wall, diaphragm, and heart. This specialty is exclusively for the treatment of diseases, trauma, and congenital or acquired heart and vessel deformities.
Certain diseases benefit greatly from cardiothoracic procedures and include but are not limited to arterial blockage, valvular disorder, aneurysms, and congenital heart defects such as the prolapse of mitral valves.
Post-Treatment Care and Rehabilitation
After you have had treatment for your heart, it is important to take good care of yourself. This is called "post-treatment care." It helps you get better and stay healthy.
At Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur, here is what we do to help you:
- Cardiac Rehabilitation: We have special programmes to help you recover. They include exercises and advice on healthy eating. This helps you get back to your regular activities.
- Dietary Guidance: The dedicated cardiac care team can give you tips on what to eat to keep your heart strong. They will help you make smart food choices.
- Monitoring: We keep an eye on your progress. Regular check-ups ensure your heart is doing well.
We are here to support you on your journey to a healthy heart. Your well-being is what matters most to us.
Dedicated Cardiac Care Team
A dedicated team of the best cardiologists in Kuala Lumpur along with compassionate and highly trained physicians and nurses help provide comprehensive rehabilitative care for all our patients, ensuring nothing but a successful outcome to every unique cardiological surgery.
The cardiac care team at Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur is specialised and trained to the highest calibre and consists of cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, intensivists, and anaesthetists to provide every patient the top-quality care Gleneagles Hospitals strives to offer.