Cardiology

Cardiology

Private Koru Ankara Hospital Cardiology Department is on duty for our patients at any time of the day!

In our hospital, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment applications in the field of cardiology are offered to our patients in the outpatient clinic, with daily admissions and when necessary, by hospitalization.


Our outpatient follow-up and treatment services:

Polyclinic:
*Arrangement of patient examinations and treatments,
*Diagnostic tests: Electrocardiography (ECG), Stress ECG, 2D and 3D Echocardiography (Echo), transesophageal ECO (TEE), Stress-ECO,
*Advanced diagnostic tests: Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS), positron emission tomography (PET), 3D CT Coronary angiography (virtual coronary angiography), 24-hour rhythm Holter recording, event recorder (event recorder), Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), Tilt-table test (tilt-table test)
* Pacemaker control and patient monitoring (each pacemaker has a different controller)

 

With outpatient follow-up (outpatient clinic services), we provide services on hypertension, coronary cardiovascular diseases, heart valve diseases, lipid disorders, rhythm disorders (arrhythmia), heart failure, and pacemakers.
 

Our daily hospitalization services (discharge on the same day):
* With the follow-up service, advanced diagnostic tests such as traditional coronary angiography (true coronary angiography, CAG) and electrophysiological study (mapping methods of the electrical system of the heart, EPS) are offered.


Our inpatient (cardiology service and intensive care unit) services:
Our cardiology department offers 24-hour emergency service, coronary intensive care unit and inpatient services. All beds in our Cardiology Department are monitored by a central monitor system.


In general, hospitalizations are made for the purpose of procedure requiring 1 day of hospitalization or for longer medical follow-up.
 

Our interventional procedures:
* Balloon-stent applications in coronary and peripheral vessels:

Cardiac angiography is imaging of the coronary arteries with a drug by reaching the heart vessels through thin plastic tubes from your groin (femoral) or wrist (radial) arteries. The purpose of coronary angiography is to make the diagnosis.  It is performed to evaluate whether there is a stenosis in the arteries or not. If stenosis is detected, this stenosis can be opened with the help of a balloon-stent in the same session. This procedure is called percutaneous coronary intervention or, as previously said, angioplasty and stenting.

*Right and left heart catheterization, hemodynamic evaluation
*2 and 3-dimensional electrophysiological study (EPS) and ablation therapy applications (with RF or cryo-ablation energy):


The most important of the tests used for the diagnosis of rhythm disorders is electrophysiological study (EPS: ElectroPhysiological Study). EPS is a diagnostic test used to find the cause of the abnormal rhythm in the heart. Similar to cardiac catheterization and angiography, EPS is performed only with local anesthesia applied to the groin and / or neck region and, in some special cases, general anesthesia. Ablation therapy is the process of eliminating the area where rhythm disturbances are detected with the EPS process, usually by giving radiofrequency energy. So, it is a permanently therapeutic procedure.
 

The probability of success in the treatment of arrhythmias with catheter ablation varies between 70-95% depending on the type of palpitation targeted to
treat and the location of the short circuit.

*Our procedures for implanting temporary pacemakers and permanent pacemakers under fluoroscopy (pacemaker, ICD (defibrillator) and CRT (heart failure pacemaker):


Pacemakers are electronic devices that create and regulate the rhythm of the heart in case the heart cannot generate sufficient electrical stimulation and / or cannot reach all heart tissue adequately. While its initial purpose was to treat the diseases caused by the slow beating of the heart, in recent years it has also been used in fast rhythm disorders (anti-tachycardic batteries, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators with automatic shock devices [ICD] and heart failure (biventricular batteries-cardiac synchronization therapy, CRT). These treatments are applied by our clinicians with high experience in our department.

* Percutaneous closure of congenital heart holes without open surgery (percutaneous ASD, VSD, PDA, PFO)
* Opening of acquired valve stenosis (Mitral and pulmonary valvuloplasty)
* Medical and dialysis-based ultrafiltration application (UF), hemofiltration application

Our coronary intensive care and medical follow-up services:

In the coronary intensive care unit, patients who require urgent intervention due to cardiovascular diseases (heart attack, heart blocks, life-threatening rhythm disorders, serious valve diseases) are followed up and treated.
 

Infrastructure and Hardware:
8-bed coronary intensive care unit
2 Electrocardiography devices
4 Echocardiography devices
1 Multiplane Transesophageal Echocardiography device
1 Treadmill exercise (efor)
5 Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring devices (ABPM)
5 Ambulatory rhythm monitoring devices (HOLTER)
2 Coronary angiography, 1 Electrophysiology laboratory

Without patient follow-up, even the best treatments and practices cannot achieve their intended purpose. Patients undergoing both interventional and medical treatment should come for control at regular intervals and ensure that their medications are reviewed after examination and tests.
 

The prevention of diseases must precede their treatment. Many vascular diseases are associated with improper diet, inactivity, and behavioral misinformation. Do not wait to be sick to have yourself checked and to make appropriate plans.
 

We wish everyone a healthy and happy life in a bright country with their loved ones.

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