A cardiologist diagnoses heart diseases (including coronary artery disease, diseases of heart muscle and valves, and heart rhythm disorders). The prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in Latvia is very high, and the patients suffering from these diseases are getting younger. Therefore, the importance of timely diagnosis, treatment and prevention is growing.
Consultation of a cardiologist is recommended:
if there are episodes of pressing or choking pain behind the breastbone during physical activity or at rest;
if there is shortness of breath, fatigue during exercise, and sometimes swelling of the legs;
in case of paroxysmal or constant palpitations (sensation of fast or irregular heart activity);
if blood pressure is increased by at least two divisions;
if you smoke, you are overweight, have high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, sedentary lifestyle, you eat salty foods or consume significant amount of alcohol.
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