Cardiac Specialist Questions and Answers
Focusing on the early detection and treatment of heart disease, Dr. Twyman at Apollo Cardiology offers specialized cardiac care. Schedule an appointment online today for a strategy call to go over how you can turn your life around. For more details call us today. We serve patients from St Louis MO, Richmond Heights MO, Clayton MO and Maplewood MO.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that heart disease is the leading cause of death for adults overall and across races and genders in the United States. There are some potential risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, nicotine use, diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension, weight and obesity, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol consumption. Get exercising, eat well, and start a healthier lifestyle plan today with Dr. Twyman at Apollo Cardiology in order to reduce your risk from cardiovascular disease.
What is a cardiac doctor called?
A Cardiac Doctor or Cardiac Specialist is also known as a Cardiologist who specializes in treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Dr. Twyman has a clinic located in St. Louis, MO and he will review your medical history and perform a physical exam which may include checking your blood pressure, heart, lungs, weight, and blood vessels. Some problems might be diagnosed by your symptoms and after the doctor’s findings when you undergo an examination. You may require additional tests, like an ECG, X-ray, or blood test. Other problems you are experiencing might require more specialized testing, and your cardiologist may recommend lifestyle changes or medicine, however, each patient’s case is unique and different.
What is the difference between a heart specialist and a cardiologist?
A heart specialist and cardiologist are the same and specialize in treating and diagnosing diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels – the cardiovascular system. A cardiologist, or heart specialist, can also provide you with risk factors for heart disease and help with a health plan so that you can take better care of your heart and overall health.
What does a cardiology specialist do?
A cardiology specialist treats and diagnoses diseases of the cardiovascular system, and carries out tests, and may perform some procedures, like heart catheterizations, angioplasty, or inserting a pacemaker. They often treat patients who have had heart failure, heart attack, or other health problems. Dr. Twyman specifically focuses on the prevention of heart disease and how he can help you change your way of living to prevent it. They also help make decisions about heart surgery, heart catheterization, and angioplasty and stenting. Heart diseases that a cardiology specialist can help with include:
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Congestive Heart Disease
- High Blood Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure, or Hypertension
- Pericarditis and Ventricular Tachycardia
When should I see a heart specialist?
You should see a heart specialist when you have the following symptoms: dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pains, high blood pressure, and changes in heart rate of rhythm. A heart specialist can carry out tests for a heart murmur or abnormal heart rhythm. You should also see a heart specialist if you have diabetes, have a history of smoking, have a history of high cholesterol or family history of heart disease, and if you have arterial disease. For those who also consume alcohol, and those inactive with exercise, should also see a heart specialist. Your heart specialist may identify any issues you have, and they may map out a health plan that will help treat and help manage your issues, both short and long-term.