Our heart service (cardiology) deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all heart conditions including but not limited to those that were present at birth, those that developed with age or those that cause rhythm disturbances. Our specialist cardiologist can diagnose most conditions by performing an ultrasound of the heart (echocardiography), ECG and x-rays.
Conditions that require more than medical therapy can be done by interventional procedures called catheter interventions. A catheterization involves placing a small tube (catheter) into one of the big blood vessels of the body, passing to the heart. Here, a contrast agent (dye) can be used to outline the structure of the heart as well as use specialised equipment to treat certain heart conditions.