A cardiologist, or heart doctor, deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
The main problems and reasons for visiting a cardiologist: heart-related diseases, coronary heart disease, heart attack, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, valve malfunctions, rhythm disorders, or blood pressure disease unresponsive to conventional treatment. We also recommend consulting a cardiologist if you have a high family risk of heart disease (high cholesterol, early onset of heart disease, sudden death in the family).
A cardiology nurse (heart failure, atrial fibrillation) advises patients on taking medications prescribed by the doctor, monitors the condition, and advises on nutrition and lifestyle. A nurse also measures vital signs: blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen content takes blood tests, and performs an EKG if necessary.
You can see a cardiologist or cardiology nurse without a referral. Reception financed by the Health Insurance Fund takes place only if there is a referral letter.