The Kings Oak HospitalChase Farm North Side, The Ridgeway, Enfield, London, EN2 8SD Directions
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Improving your heart health through our Cardiology services.
Our individual approach to care and our ability to request immediate, comprehensive diagnostics following an in-depth initial consultation and examination allow you to get the care you need. The King’s Oak cardiac surgeons work closely with specialist nursing teams and specialist imaging teams to get you the most efficient and accurate diagnosis.
Our team is able to provide specialist advice on lifestyle treatments, medication where appropriate, as well as world class surgical expertise in minimally invasive techniques for treating and angina, heart valve disorders and arrhythmias.
Cardiology refers to a medical specialty concerned with the health of the heart and vascular system. It may also be termed cardiovascular health.
Cardiology performs two board functions for patients. Firstly, we offer expert problem solving in terms of symptoms. Secondly, we assess patients for certain characteristics which may make them more susceptible for developing problems with their cardiovascular health.
Cardiovascular complaints may range from common symptoms which include:
Cardiology also deals with other serious symptoms and clinical problems including:
Treatments for cardiovascular disorders may be broadly divided in to three areas. Lifestyle factors, medicinal treatments, and surgical interventions (procedures).
Lifestyle changes may involve addressing well evidenced factors that we know contribute to increasing risk for certain cardiovascular disorders. These include exercise habits, sleep patterns and work-lifestyle balance or other factors increasing psychological stress.
Cardiovascular procedures are wide ranging and include:
Initial examination may include taking current blood pressure, listening to the heart, the neck vessels, lungs (with a stethoscope), as well as taking pulse (heart rate) measurements. Sometimes if symptoms require an examination may also include the abdomen or other areas.
Following an initial consultation, several forms of diagnostics may be requested. Common diagnostics may include blood tests:
Further to bloods, an Electrocardiogram which measures the underlying electrical impulses throughout the heart may also be requested.
Depending on the nature of a patient’s complaint imaging will also be requested. Chest xrays may be requested to give a good indication of any basic underlying pathology. More sophisticated imaging techniques may include a specialist ultrasound scan, an echocardiogram (Echo scan) which allows real time visualization of the heart chambers and pumping system.
A CT or MRI scan of the blood vessels are also requested for certain symptoms. These specialist tests may be conducted with specialist contrast agents or agents which stress the heart (injected prior to the scan) to better visualize the heart and vessels.
Our world leading cardiac surgeons and colleagues have worked as a team in tertiary level cardiac centres for many years and due to the significant volume and experience driven by getting referrals from other cardiac centres in the UK and worldwide means our outcomes remain world class. There is no treatment that our cardiac surgeons do not offer.
Not only are we able to deliver innovative, world class treatments by experienced professionals you will be able to book for an immediate consultation as well as be referred for immediate diagnostics rather than lengthy waits sometimes experienced elsewhere.
Often, our patients may have some health concerns that have troubled them for some time and can be fully reassured after getting our comprehensive consultations and cardiovascular diagnostics. When our thorough diagnostics have not demonstrated any serious pathology, each patients’ individual concerns will be fully addressed by our team and follow up arranged when necessary. Additionally, our experts can advise on specific follow up treatments that may involve referrals to other medical specialties or therapies where indicated.