While the major function of the cardiovascular system is transporting blood to all parts of the body, the Cardiology Department is precisely a specialty that specialises in the studies and treatments of heart or vascular diseases. Moreover, the Cardiology Department is also responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, angina pectoris, heart failure, and heart valve disease.
Among the various types of heart diseases, coronary heart disease is one of the leading causes of mortality. When cholesterol layers deposit on the inner wall of coronary arteries, which is atherosclerosis, the lumens of the arteries will become narrow and the blood supply to the myocardium will hence reduce. Most patients will experience angina pectoris during exercise. Furthermore, blood clots or spasms in the coronary arteries can block the blood supply to the heart and cause heart attacks. Quality HealthCare’s cardiology outpatient services are provided by professional cardiologists and nursing teams to examine the coronary arteries of the patients with heart diseases through all-round tests such as blood tests, exercise electrocardiogram, cardiac ultrasound, coronary angiography, chest X-ray and magnetic resonance. Patients can hence get professional advice and receive appropriate treatment.