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Improving your heart health
Certain symptoms can be good indicators of a potential problem within the cardiovascular system. These include:
Some symptoms are less obvious and are often only picked up during a routine test:
Any of these symptoms can be worrying, but it is important to know they are not always caused by a problem with your heart or blood vessels. However, it is always sensible to see a doctor for a proper assessment and advice.
Here at Bishops Wood Hospital, our Consultant Cardiologists investigate all cardiovascular symptoms.
With full diagnostic facilities, they will thoroughly investigate the cause(s) of your symptoms, diagnose the problem and tailor any treatment to your specific needs.
Cardiac relates to the heart. Cardiology is the medical speciality that investigates and treats diseases of the heart and/or blood vessels. A doctor who specialises in this area is known as a Cardiologist.
Your heart is a muscle. With each beat, blood is pumped around your body through the blood vessels. Blood carries oxygen and essential nutrients through the body and helps to remove waste products.
If your heart is damaged and no longer able to function properly, or if any of your blood vessels become damaged, narrowed or even fully blocked, you may need medical intervention.
Common cardiovascular conditions include:
They will take a clinical history and carry out a physical examination.
Your cardiovascular system is spread throughout your body meaning diagnosis can sometimes be quite complex. There are a number of useful tests and investigations that can be carried out to help with diagnosis. These include:
Any of these tests can be arranged by your consultant where required. Once a diagnosis has been made, they will be able to plan the treatment that will be best for you.
Treatments for a cardiovascular problem may involve watchful waiting, medication or surgery, all of which can be arranged for you by your Bishops Wood consultant. Surgical treatments available include:
Due to the complexity of some of these operations, your surgery may be carried out at another location. Regardless of the location of your surgery, it will still be carried out by your consultant.
Many heart conditions will need long-term monitoring, and follow-up appointments with your consultant at regular intervals will help ensure your peace of mind. If your symptoms re-occur, or if you have any questions or concerns at any time, it is very easy to contact us and arrange a time to see your consultant.
Others will be concerned about their symptoms and choose to self-refer so that they can benefit from being seen by an expert sooner. We treat patients with private medical insurance and self-pay patients.
Many of the people we help are local to Northwood while others travel from other parts of Middlesex to benefit from our relaxed atmosphere and friendly approach.
Regardless of how you’ve been referred to us or the distance you’ll be travelling to visit with us, at Bishops Wood you will always benefit from:
If any type of heart condition is causing you anxiety or concern, it’s reassuring to know that good help is available.
Your consultant will thoroughly investigate the cause(s) of your symptoms, talk you through suitable treatment options, and arrange treatment for you as soon as possible.
Why not book your appointment online now? We look forward to helping you.