Cardiology – Heart & Vascular

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About Cardiology

Our mission at Clear Lake Cardiology is to be a comprehensive cardiovascular practice, committed to serving the community by providing a superior standard of care to our patients. We will maintain a warm and caring office atmosphere that promotes compassionate patient care. We will use innovative and sophisticated thinking in how we organize, implement, and deliver our services.

What is a cardiologist?

A cardiologist is a doctor with special training and skill in diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

What does a cardiologist do?

Conditions treated by a cardiologist include heart attacks, heart murmurs, coronary heart disease, and hypertension.


Signs And Symptoms:

Cardiology FAQ

Any patient with symptoms that indicate heart disease, or patients with known risk factors for developing heart disease (family history, smoking, etc.), can benefit from a cardiovascular evaluation.
An anticoagulant is a drug (blood thinner) that treats, prevents, and reduces the risk of blood clots breaking off and traveling to vital organs of the body, which can lead to life-threatening situations.
Interventional cardiologists are trained in general cardiology, and then continue on for additional specialized training in interventional cardiology. This extra training allows them to perform minimally invasive procedures involving small incisions and catheters instead of traditional surgery. These procedures are used to diagnose and treat diseases such as heart valve disorders, coronary artery disease, congenital heart disease, endocarditis, and peripheral artery disease.
Severe pressure, squeezing, pain, or discomfort in the chest; Pain or discomfort that spreads into the shoulders, neck, arms, or jaw; chest pain; difficulty swallowing; low blood pressure
When the heart experiences a cardiac rhythm disturbance, an electrophysiology study (ESP) can be done to locate the source of the irregularity. An ESP is done in an EP lab by a specialist. You will receive an IV and a sedative, then the doctor will insert a catheter that is guided through the blood vessels to the heart chambers. The catheters are attached to a device that measures the electrical impulses inside your heart.
Congestive heart failure happens when the heart muscle fails to supply enough blood flow to vital organs. Factors that can cause heart failure include coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes, aging, alcohol abuse, viral infections, heart valve disorders, and thyroid disorders.
Many people are unaware of the effects sleep disorders can have on the cardiovascular system. Sleep Apnea is the most common type of Sleep Disordered Breathing. It can occur when the upper airway becomes blocked repeatedly during sleep, thus reducing or completely stopping airflow.

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