Cardiology and its functions
Cardiology, essentially, is the study, diagnosis and treatment of all defects, diseases and impairments of the heart and circulatory system. The heart is responsible for pumping blood into the different parts and organs of the body, naturally its function is of paramount importance for humans. Some common conditions associated with the heart are:
- Valvular heart disease.
- Coronary artery disease.
- Continental heart defects.
- Complete heart failure.
National hospital has one of the most prolific cardiology departments in all of Pakistan, the doctors of the department have several decades’ worth of experience between them. The doctors coupled with state of the art cardiology equipment and tools results in the best possible treatment for patients.
National Hospital offers treatment for some of the following conditions:
- Heart attacks.
- Heart murmurs.
- Various forms of congenital heart disease.
When should you contact National Hospital?
The heart is one of the most important organs, if not the most important organ, in a human body, if a person has even the slightest inclination that he or she may be experiencing symptoms related to heart conditions, they should immediately go to the nearest hospital. We cannot stress how important time is in such matters, every single second counts and could mean the difference between life and death, rest assured, the doctors of National Hospitals cardiology department are ever ready to treat any patient that walks through the door in whichever condition they may be in.
One can never be too careful, it is recommended that every adult get bi-yearly checkups to help ensure that no condition goes undetected, the term better safe than sorry applies very well to heart related issues, and one can never be too sure about their heart condition.
How to avoid heart diseases:
- Controlling your weight.
- Eating healthy.
- Quit smoking.
- Treatment for stress.
- Managing your blood pressure.
- Managing your cholesterol levels.
It should be noted that certain things can cause people to be more prone to heart diseases and conditions. If your family has a history of heart conditions, you must be extra careful and get regular checkups, consultancy with cardiologists is recommended for every patient in this case. Age is another important factor, after reaching a certain age (generally 50+ years old) you are more prone to heart diseases as the body gradually becomes weaker, following the pointers mentioned above is recommended for all people of this age and above. Gender plays a certain role as well, estrogen in women is a deterrent for heart diseases, however they are more likely to develop heart conditions if they suffer from diabetes, for more knowledge on this matter it is recommended to contact a cardiologist so that you can take proper precautions according to your gender. Lastly, ethnicity also plays a role, certain ethnicities are more prone to heart disease than others, and it is once again recommended to visit a consultant cardiologist to get more in depth information in the matter. All this considered, if one follows the proper methods of preventing heart disease, it increases their chance to live a normal, healthy life, not just in regards to issues that may arise with the heart, but in general as well. A healthier life style means a longer life.