There are certain symptoms that can alert us to the need to see a cardiologist at any age
Dr Juanjo Gomez Doblas is the cardiologist of Vithas Xanit Gibraltar and the Head of the Cardiology service of Vithas Xanit International Hospital. He insists that “it is necessary to see the cardiologist if there is a family health history of heart disease, such as myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmia, congenital heart disease, sudden death, etc.”
In these cases, cardiologists play a role in the prevention of heart disease for patients, who have a genetic background of the same or similar heart pathologies. To this end, at Vithas Xanit Gibraltar, we offer Cardiology consultations and check-ups performed by highly experienced clinical cardiologists. All these services start with a study of the medical history of the patient, followed by a personal interview with the cardiologist and the performance of all relevant tests for each case.
During a consultation, the doctor will make the diagnosis and treatment of all diseases that affect the heart, helped by the following tests that are available at Vithas Xanit Gibraltar to check the heart state of each patient:
Electrocardiogram. An electrocardiogram (ECG) records the electrical signal from the heart to check for changes in the heart rate.
Echocardiogram. This basic test is an ultrasound scan that checks the structure of your heart to find any differences in size and shape. “This allows us to evaluate the heart function, and to determine any heart valve or myocardial problems”, explains the cardiologist.
24-hour Holter monitor, a continuous test to record your heart’s rate and rhythm for 24 hours, so as to detect arrhythmias.