What Is Cardiology?
Cardiology is the medical specialty that studies and treats heart and blood vessel disorders and should not be mistaken for cardiovascular surgery, the discipline that focuses on surgical interventions.
Vivid S6 Cardiovascular Ultrasound System
The most recent cardiology department measure, meant to maintain the competitive advantage when it comes to technology, was implemented at the beginning of this year, by providing both doctors and patients with the newest cardiovascular ultrasound system – Vivid S6, produced by the US medical equipment leader, General Electric.
Vivid S6 Ultrasound embodies the latest technological discoveries, which help precisely diagnose heart and main blood vessel disorders, while providing doctors with an excellent quality of the image and increasing the accuracy of the diagnosis and the measurements performed. An excellent image helps identify the heart wall movements, while also tracking the conformational and movement defects. The multiple views received data processing system compiles and overlaps the images, thus offering a superior accuracy level. The blood flow image and the fast measuring technology add to the advantages that the use of a state-of-the-art ultrasound system offers to both doctors and patients in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disorders.
Another more rarely highlighted advantage concerns the enhanced ergonomics of the device, due to which the physician can use it under proper conditions, without discomfort and fatigue, elements that could negatively influence the quality of the medical act.
Venous Doppler Ultrasound Study
The Venous Doppler Ultrasound Study is the investigation that provides the physician with information on both the shape and the appearance of the blood vessels, as well as on their functioning, respectively on the blood flows, the possible circulation blockages or blood vessel clogging.
Heart Ultrasound (Echocardiography)
Echocardiography is a medical imagery investigation of the heart, which helps obtain 2D views of the sections of the heart and perform measurements of the wall thickness, cavities of the heart or of the large blood vessels (the aorta, vena cava, etc.), as well as of the heart valves. It is an essential investigation in cardiology, a full consultation without an echocardiography being currently hard to imagine, especially since it is a completely irradiation-free method.
Electrocardiogram (or EKG)
Electrocardiogram is an investigation that measures the electrical impulses of the heart with the help of some small metallic disks applied onto the skin, at the level of the chest. Its purpose is to identify cardiac rhythm changes, new or older injuries of the heart, blood flow insufficiencies, the enlargements of the heart volume.
The medical cardiology services are currently available in Bucharest, and the investigations can be reimbursed by the Health Insurance Fund, on the basis of the family doctor referral note, the employee certificate or the pension slip and a telephone appointment.