Cardiology is a specialty that deals with disorders of the heart. This includes disorders of coronary circulation, heart valves, myocardium, pericardium, congenital heart disease, cardiac arrest and vascular diseases.
Our cardiologists also subspecialise in one or more of the following disciplines:
Cardiac electrophysiology – Study of the rhythm of the heart
Echocardiography – Study of the structure and mechanical function of the heart using ultrasound
Interventional cardiology – A minimally invasive method of treatment for structural, coronary and vascular disorders with the use of small catheters, stents and/or mechanical devices.
Nuclear cardiology – This non-invasive method of imaging is able to assess myocardial blood flow, and the contractility of the heart at rest and during exercise. During this procedure, a small amount of radioactive tracer is injected into the vein and images of the heart is taken.