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Cardiology Specialist

Internal Medicine Practices

Primary Care, Geriatric Care & Internal Medicine Specialists located in Lady Lake, FL & Tavares, FL

If you constantly experience shortness of breath or an irregular heartbeat, cardiology can determine what’s causing it and recommend treatment. At Internal Medicine Practices in Tavares and Lady Lake, Florida, the team of expert physicians specializes in diagnosing and treating various heart-related health problems, including high blood pressure, chest pain, and atrial fibrillation. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Cardiology Q & A

What is cardiology?

Cardiology is a medical specialty. It diagnoses and treats heart disease and disorders that affect your blood vessels. If you’re worried about your risk of heart disease, the Internal Medicine Practices team can help.

Following a cardiology consultation, your provider will recommend prescription medicine, healthy lifestyle changes, or an implantable device (like a pacemaker) to keep your heart in tip-top condition.

Who benefits from cardiology?

It’s important to schedule a cardiology consultation at Internal Medicine Practices if you experience any symptoms of a heart-related health problem, like:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Changes in your heart rhythm

You might also benefit from cardiology if you suffer from high blood pressure, and making lifestyle changes, like eating a balanced diet or exercising regularly, don’t result in significant improvement.

What conditions does cardiology treat?

At Internal Medicine Practices, the team uses cardiology to treat various heart-related health problems, including:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Congestive heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Congenital heart disease

The team also treats arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat).

What does a cardiology appointment involve?

At Internal Medicine Practices, a cardiology appointment begins with a review of your medical history and a discussion of your symptoms. Next, your provider completes an exam. They check your weight, heart, lungs, and blood pressure and order tests.

Some of the most common tests used to diagnose cardiovascular conditions include blood tests, electrocardiograms, and echocardiograms.

Blood work measures your cholesterol or triglyceride levels, while an electrocardiogram monitors the electrical activity of your heart. An echocardiogram is an imaging procedure that provides real-time pictures of your heart’s valves and overall function.

After determining the source of your symptoms, the team creates a custom treatment plan that aligns with your needs.

How are heart-related health problems treated?

How heart-related health problems are treated will depend on several things, including how severe your symptoms are, your age, and your medical history. If you have a mild case of heart disease, healthy lifestyle changes, like cutting back on salt, exercising regularly, and eating a nutritious diet, might be all you need to improve your health.

If you have a blocked artery, you might benefit from surgery that places a stent to open the artery. If you suffer from an irregular heartbeat, the team might recommend an implantable device like a pacemaker.

To receive complete cardiology care, make an appointment today at Internal Medicine Practices by calling the nearest office or booking one online.

Fax: 949-543-2074