About the Department
What is cardiology?
The branch of science that studies diseases related to the heart and circulatory system is called cardiology. Cardiology is a branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the heart and parts of the circulatory system. Cardiology includes the medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart valve disease and arrhythmias. People with symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, bruising, palpitations, fainting, edema in the body are treated in the cardiology department. Cardiovascular diseases are one of the diseases that threaten our health in our country. Our country has the highest rate of incidence of cardiovascular diseases among European countries. That's why we aim to be at the forefront of fighting heart diseases. Since the establishment of our hospital, we take care to maintain our service understanding and quality with the same determination in order to achieve our goal. Akdeniz Hospital Cardiology Department competes to provide the best service to our patients with its staff of experienced doctors. In order to keep the quality at the highest level, we apply advanced technological opportunities without compromising.
What are the diseases diagnosed by the cardiology department?
We can list some diseases diagnosed in our cardiology department as follows:
• Coronary Artery Diseases (coronary angiography balloon + stent procedures)
• Heart failure
• Heart rhythm disorders
• Heart valve diseases
• Aortic vessel diseases
• Peripheral artery diseases
• Hyperlipidemia / Dyslipidemia (lipid metabolism diseases)
Our diagnostic methods used in the diagnosis of heart diseases;
Coronary angiography: In coronary angiography, the images of the vessels feeding the heart are taken. Since local anesthesia is used during angiography, the patient does not feel any pain or pain. Depending on the technique of angiography, the patient may need to stay in the hospital for a certain period of time.
Cardiac Catheterization: With cardiac catheterization, which is a very important diagnostic method in the diagnosis of coronary artery diseases and valve diseases, a biopsy is taken from the heart by invasive methods and the pressure of the heart chambers can be measured.
Electrocardiography (ECG): ECG, which is a non-invasive diagnostic method, is the recording of electrical activity in the heart. The recorded information gives information about the functioning of the heart muscle and neurotransmission system.
Echocardiography (ECO): ECHO, which is used in the diagnosis of heart failure and heart valve disorders, enables the examination of the heart structure through a probe.
Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE): In some cases where the commonly used superficial echocardiography method is insufficient, echocardiography may be required through the esophagus. This is also called transesophageal echocardiography. It is an examination similar to gastroscopy.
Exercise Test: As a result of the exercise test, which is used to detect coronary artery diseases and to determine their prevalence, the symptoms are evaluated and the severity of the disease is determined.
Rhythm Holter: It is the name of the process of recording the heart rhythm for a certain period of time (usually 24 hours or longer) by taking an ECG recording.
Blood Pressure Holter: It is a device that measures and records blood pressure for 24, 48 or 72 hours and at regular intervals.
CT Coronary Angiography: CT coronary angiography applied in patients who cannot undergo coronary angiography is generally also used for screening purposes.
Lung X-rays: Chest X-rays, which provide important information about the position of the heart and the cardiothoracic ratio, are one of the important diagnostic methods used in heart diseases.