What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the medical branch that deals with disorders of the heart and circular system.

What spectrum of health problems are addressed?

Cardiology is the medical branch that deals with diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart diseases and disorders of the circulatory system. The area of treatment includes congenital heart defects, valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, electrophysiology and heart failure. 

Which are the most common symptoms?

Some of the common symptoms of mental illness include – 

Shortness of breath , Chest pain  ,  Chest tightness ,  Chest pressure  ,  Chest discomfort (angina) ,  Pain in the neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen or back ,  Pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in your legs or arms if the blood vessels in those parts of your body are narrowed , Fluttering in your chest , Dizziness , Racing heartbeat (tachycardia) , Slow heartbeat (bradycardia) , Lightheadedness , Fainting (syncope) or near fainting , Irregular heartbeat.

Who is more predisposed to such conditions?

Gander –

Men are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with heart diseases. Also, post-menopause the risk of women to suffer from heart maladies increases. 

Age –

The risk of heart diseases increases with age and with the damage and narrowing of the arteries and the thickened and weakened of the muscles. 

Inherited traits –

A family history of heart diseases increases the chances of being diagnosed with heart disorders. 

Lifestyle –

Poor hygiene, smoking, poor diet, physical inactivity, consumption of alcohol, lack of nutrition and an imbalanced lifestyle can lead to heart disorders.   

Pre-existing disorders –

Diabetes, cancer, obesity, high blood pressure, cholesterol, stress, depression, hypertension and anxiety can invite heart diseases. 

Additional complications due to COVID-19

Stress, anxiety, uncertainty, and lack of physical activity during COVID-19 can welcome heart diseases. 



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