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Cardiology (Heart Conditions)

Cardiology and Cathetarization

The cardiologists (heart specialists) at Ongwediva Medipark specialized in treating diseases of cardiovascular system that includes heart diseases, high blood pressure

To mention few critical diseases that usually heart specialist treats like heart attack, heart valve diseases, and heart failure. Cardiologists scope of practice includes preventing, diagnosing, and treating different heart diseases. Treatment of heart attack, for example, usually requires the cardiologist to perform a procedure called coronary angiogram and perform therapeutic procedure known as percutaneous coronary intervention which result in reopening the blocked artery that caused the heart attack.

There are different symptoms for different heart diseases, for example; Abnormal heart beats: (also known as palpitations), where one becomes aware of own heart beats, secondly, fainting: when one is suddenly becomes unaware of the surrounding (loss of consciousness) for a short period of time with full recovery (known as syncope). Chest pain which can be a symptom of heart attack and requires urgent attention.
Abnormal Heart beats and Fainting.

There are many heart diseases which may have symptoms like palpitations- awareness of own heart beats- or even syncope where the patient suddenly loses his/her consciousness, syncope is a quit serious symptom and the patient requires urgent medical attention.
Heart attack is due to a blockage in one of the coronary arteries supplying the heart itself with blood that carries oxygen and nutrients. If this blockage artery was not reopened quickly and the blood flow to the heart muscle was not restored timely, this part of the heart muscle supplied by the blocked artery will eventually die. Many diseases like hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol if not treated probably can lead to heart attack, cigarette smoking is also a strong factor for developing heart attack.
Pain in the chest, which is usually more to the left side of the chest and can be felt going to the left shoulder, jaw, or arm. This pain can be experienced as heaviness, burning or a tight band around the chest, and may be associated with sweating, nausea, vomiting, light- headedness or abnormal heart beats.

Department Doctors

Physician Cardiologist
Paediatric Cardiologist
Dr Chiweza Kalovoto
Physician Cardiologist
Mr Hopewell Nzuza
Clinical Technologist
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