Dr. med. univ.
Fachärztin für Kardiologie und allgemeine Innere Medizin
Cardiology is concerned with congenital and acquired diseases of the heart and blood circulation system.
Cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks, cardiac insufficiency (insufficient heart performance) and arrhythmia are addressed by the specialist field of cardiology. In order to evaluate cardiac function the cardiologist utilises specialised examination techniques such as the electro-cardiogram (electrical potential of the heart, aka ECG) or an X-ray of the chest.
After an illness or operation, the cardiologist can present the patient with treatment options to restore heart function. These can consist of a stay at a specialised rehabilitation clinic, a personalised fitness program or the injection of necessary medication.