Do You Need to See A Cardiologist?

In response to  increased risk factors for cardiovascular disease or symptoms indicating it may already be present, cardiologist consultations are typically recommended by a patient’s primary care physician. Since heart disease is number one killer in Singapore– affecting more than 30 million people – doctors are keenly aware of the stakes in detecting or diagnosing it.

Risk Factors

Significant risk factors for heart disease, such as one or more immediate family members and high blood pressure or cholesterol levels, may cause your primary doctor to refer you to a cardiologist in Singapore. Depending on the outcome, this referral will result in either one-time visits or continuing treatment.

For example, a strong family history of heart disease may be the cause for an assessment or low-level tests to verify heart function. If findings are good, your primary care physician will continue to track you. However, more alarming results may prompt further research which can contribute to long-term cardiological treatment. You should predict your own risk of developing heart disease.

More commonly, some symptoms cause patients to seek cardiovascular treatment which includes:

4 Types of Cardiologists

The cardiology profession has many subspecialties where the cardiologist works on individual heart issues. The specific heart condition of a patient determines the type of cardiologist needed. Some cardiology subspecialties include:

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