When Heart Health Matters, The Cardiology And Electrophysiology Specialists At Houston Physicians’ Hospital Are Here To Help.
The leading cause of death in America, heart disease takes 647,000 lives each year. And while some patients seek immediate treatment for the condition, there are many who leave their illness undiagnosed, and consequently, untreated.
This avoidance both increases their risk of a heart attack, stroke, angina, and heart failure, and exacerbates their symptoms. Our expert team of cardiologists and electrophysiologists has years of experience and medical expertise in effectively diagnosing and treating heart disease.
Cardiology is a branch of internal medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disorders, i.e., conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels.
Electrophysiology is an assistive test that assesses the heart’s activity, which helps specialists diagnose an irregular heartbeat. Both disciplines play a foundational role in detecting, diagnosing, and treating cardiovascular disorders to help patients lead a healthy and active life.
Should I Consult the Cardiology and Electrophysiology Department?
Patients who exhibit the following signs and symptoms should immediately consult medical professionals for a timely diagnosis:
- Pain or pressure in the chest
- Shortness of breath
- High blood pressure
- Cold sweats
- An unusually slow heartbeat (bradycardia)
- An unusually fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
Heart Disease and Electrophysiology Testing
Getting an accurate and thorough diagnosis requires comprehensive heart disease and electrophysiology testing. An electrophysiology test is performed by inserting catheters and wire electrodes into a vein through the heart.
This process which takes 2 to 4 hours, helps measure and track electrical activity in the heart. However, it may last longer if your doctor performs catheter ablation to examine the heart further.
Heart disease and electrophysiology testing is extremely effective in detecting the following conditions:
- Angina (Chest pain caused by reduced blood flow into the heart)
- Congenital heart disease (Deformities of the heart present since birth)
- Arrhythmia (Irregular heartbeat)
- Coronary artery disease
- Dilated cardiomyopathy
- Myocardial infarction
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Rheumatic heart disease
- Pulmonary stenosis
- Heart valve disease
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Aorta disease
Undergo Expert Treatment for Cardiovascular Disease at Houston Physicians’ Hospital
Our team of expert cardiologists and electrophysiologists has years of medical insight and expertise in diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease.
We utilize innovative technology and medical research to offer tailored treatment plans that help patients resume regular activities. Our follow-up care further ensures that each patient’s recovery period is monitored closely. This helps our patients avoid or recover from the debilitating symptoms of heart disease.
If you’re experiencing the any of the symptoms of heart disease, see your doctor immediately. To find a cardiologist near you, see our list of doctors below. We care for patients across Southeast Texas—including South Houston, Webster, League City, Galveston, and Clear Lake.