Special cardiovascular consulting

Selected Heart disease treatments and their medical experts, specialists and clinics in Switzerland - Ticino

For the clarification and assessment of all cardiovascular problems, such as cardiac insufficiency and arrhythmia, as well as hypertension clarification and follow-up examinations after heart surgery, you will be personally looked after by your personal cardiologist.

Procedure

What to expect

During an extensive preliminary consultation, your cardiologist will examine your medical history and any current health problems. During the subsequent physical examination, all important functional tests that are necessary for the purposes of assessment and clarification will be carried out or scheduled. They could include for instance.

Functional tests

  • Resting electrocardiogram
  • Stress electrocardiogram
  • Stress echocardiogram
  • Heart ultrasound
  • Duplex sonography of the neck vessels
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Cardio CT or cardio MRT
  • Risk score determination (PROCAM)
  • Ultrasound of the leg veins
  • Measurement of vascular wall elasticity
  • Determination of the stroke risk
  • Coronary calcium score

Laboratory parameters

  • Complete blood count (including blood smear differentiation)
  • Blood fats (total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides)
  • Liver values (GOT, GPT, Gamma-GT, LDH, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin)
  • Kidney values (creatinine, urea)
  • Gout values (uric acid)
  • Inflammation values (CRP, leukocytes, BSG)
  • Electrolytes and minerals (potassium, iron, calcium, sodium)
  • Glucose (including long-term glucose level HbA1c)
  • Immune system (electrophoresis)

Follow-up

Once all the results are available, your cardiologist will discuss them with you in detail. Based on the results, your cardiologist can recommend and schedule more comprehensive examinations and suggest treatment.

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