The cardiology lab takes up an area of 45 sq.m.
It is equipped with a Samsung R7 colour ultrasound imaging device, a digital EEG system, a stress test system and a state-of-the-art heart rate and blood pressure Holter monitoring system).
In addition to general cardiology preventive and diagnostic examinations, the cardiology laboratory provides a specialized arrhythmiology examination by experienced arrhythmiologists – cardiologists.
In our cardiology clinic, our primary goal is to build relationships of trust between the doctor and the patient, a factor that is a key requirement for good cooperation and a positive result.
We can help you find out about your heart’s condition, without stress or fear, within a welcoming and friendly environment, using state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology.
If you are satisfied and confident with the test result, you will continue your activities safely. If necessary, we will recommend a personalized treatment plan to achieve the best possible result.
In our Clinic, we provide the following services:
Complete Cardiology analysis
Cardiac and Thoracic Aorta Ultrasound (adult and children)
Heart Rate Holter (24-hour, 48-hour heart rate recording)
Blood Pressure Holter (24-hour pressure recording)
Stress echo – Dynamic Ultrasound
Contrast echo – Contrast ultrasound using intravenous contrast agents.
Monitoring of patients with coronary disease, arrhythmias, heart failure
Pre-sports check-up for children and adults (certificates for gyms, swimming, sports).
Monitoring of patients receiving antithrombotic therapy (control of the effectiveness of anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy, perioperative management of patients receiving anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy)
Regulation of hypertension
Regulation of dyslipidaemia
Electronic prescription of medicines and laboratory tests
Special offers for sports teams and clubs
Ultrasound is used to diagnose and assess anatomical and functional disorders of the heart.
This test measures the thickness of the heart’s wall, and the dimensions and the functionality of its cavities, particularly of the left ventricle. Through the study of intracardiac flows, the severity of valve and congenital heart diseases can be diagnosed and assessed. Wet pericarditis, intracardial thrombosis, heart tumors, and cardiac complications of hypertension can also be diagnosed.
The ultrasound uses the principle of echoes. Similarly to sound being able to be reflected off surfaces, ultrasound waves (sound waves at higher frequencies than those one can hear) can also be reflected off surfaces.
In ultrasound, a device called the echocardiograph can produce ultrasound waves and, at the same time, detect their reflections. This device includes a computer that studies the reflected waves and, depending on the time taken for them to return, calculates how far the surface on which the ultrasounds were reflected is. It then presents this surface on its screen. The whole process is performed so quickly that if the surface moves, it is presented on the screen as moving.
Ultrasounds are produced and detected by the echocardiograph transducer. The transducer is usually oval-shaped. On one end there is the cable that connects it to the body of the echocardiograph. The other end is where ultrasound is produced and detected. Depending on where we place the transducer and in which direction, we get the corresponding image.
The transducer is usually placed on the left parasternal position on the 4th intercostal space, over the heart on the apical position, under the xiphoid appendix (xiphoid process), and over the suprasternal cavity.
24-HOUR BLOOD PRESSURE HOLTER MONITORING ANALYSIS
24-hour arterial pressure recording (Blood Pressure Holter) is the 24-hour blood pressure recording by a small portable device, which measures and records the patient’s pressure at regular, usually every 15 or 30 minutes intervals. Afterwards, the results are read on a computer which produces indicative curves where changes in blood pressure over a 24-hour period are more clearly depicted.
24-HOUR AND 48-HOUR RATE HOLTER ANALYSIS
The Rate Holter test is a non-invasive test that achieves continuous monitoring of the heart rate over 24 to 48 hours.
The electrical activity of the heart is recorded by electrodes (usually 5-7), which are placed on the anterior surface of the chest using stickers. Electrical signals are transmitted and recorded on a small device with dimensions approximately similar to those of a mobile phone, which can also be mounted on a special case in the patient’s belt. During the recording, patients are advised to perform their usual activities, with the sole limitation being that they are not allowed to bathe. The stickers are removed after the end of the monitoring period. After the analysis of the recording, the results are obtained and delivered to the patient. The examination is completely painless and harmless.