This branch of medicine deals with the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and study of diseases of the heart, blood vessels and everything related to the cardiovascular system.
The most common diseases treated by the cardiologist are heart failure, arterial hypertension, hypercholesterolemia or excess cholesterol, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, and many others.
When should I go to a cardiologist?
- When you become easily tired when performing activities that do not require much effort.
- If you experience severe pain in the center of your chest for a few minutes.
- If you feel rapid or irregular palpitations.
- When you are over 40 years of age in men and in women from 50 years of age.