What is a Cardiologist? The term used for anything relating to the heart is Cardio. This can be used with many phrases. Read on to find out more about what a cardiologist is and what they do.
The word cardio can be used in many contexts. It might be in relation to a ‘cardio workout’ which is an aerobic exercise. Or it could be a sign you see in a clinic for the Cardiology department.
Cardiovascular refers to the heart (cardio) and blood vessels (vascular) in medical terms. Made up of the arteries, arterioles, capillaries, heart and venules is the Cardiovascular system.
The role of a cardiologist is to understand and treat symptoms relating to the heart such as palpitations.
What is a Cardiologist and What Do They Do?
Dr Begley is a Cardiologist in the UK who specialises in cardiac rhythm management. This is the investigation and treatment of heart rhythm abnormalities or arrhythmias.
Arrhythmias most often cause an awareness of the heart beating. This is known as palpitations. However, patients with arrhythmias may also have symptoms of fatigue, breathlessness, light-headedness or blackouts. The medical term for a blackout is syncope.
Understanding what is a cardiologist can make visiting a much easier experience. Dr Begley has a patient-centric approach and aims to quickly identify the cause of these worrying symptoms. As well as this, he will also provide reassurance or offer appropriate guided treatment.
How does Dr Begley Treat Heart Conditions?
Dr Begley can utilise his many years of experience to provide you with the perfect solution for your own cardiac condition. He is a specialist in two key areas of treatment.
Catheter Ablation. A minimally-invasive procedure. Aids the removal or termination of a faulty electrical pathway from sections of the heart. This is usually for patients who are prone to developing cardiac arrhythmias.
Pacemaker Fitting. Surgically implanting a small electrical device into the chest. Importantly, this emits electrical impulses through the wires to your heart to prevent it from beating too slowly.
More information on the treatments can be found here.
Who is Dr Begley?
Dr David Begley is a Cardiac Electrophysiologist who provides specialist treatment of conditions requiring cardiac rhythm management. Dr Begley welcomes patients to clinics across the region.
He is highly regarded within the field and more details about his training, knowledge and expertise can be found here.
Make an Appointment
Whatever your individual circumstance, Dr Begley and his team can explain what a cardiologist is, what they do and how can they help in more detail. To make an appointment please contact Dr David Begley’s clinic. Simply send a message via our contact us page so we can assist.