The following life-threatening diseases can be diagnosed and treated:
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) – a narrowing or blockage of one or more coronary arteries with subsequent myocardial ischemia occurring with or without fits of pain behind the breast bone. This represents an impairment of the heart as a result of insufficient supply of oxygen to the heart;
- Coronary Atherosclerosis – expressed by an angina attack: chest pain or chest tightness, shortness of breath and easily fatigued. At first, these symptoms develop during physical exercises, and complaints fade away a few minutes after stopping the exercise. When these symptoms start occurring while one is resting, it means the disease process has got worsened and the patient should urgently see their physician;
- Myocardial Infarction – a complete blockage [stoppage] of blood flow to the heart muscle. Typical symptoms of this dangerous and potentially fatal condition are: severe chest pain spreading most often to the left arm, shortness of breath, nausea, sweating, anxiety and fear. This condition requires immediate actions: please, call 112 or the emergency phone at City Clinic: 0700 13 112;
- Valvular Heart Diseases – stenosis / mitral and aortic valve insufficiency. Heart valves provide unidirectional blood flow through the heart chambers. When the valvular function and structure is impaired (the so-called valve defect) due to a birth defect, pathological or degenerative process, blood flow is impeded, and so is the work of the heart as a whole;
- Dissected Aortic Aneurysms – affecting the ascending, thoracic and abdominal aortas. The limited expansion of a part of the aorta is called an aneurysm. Tearing of the innter layer of the aortic wall is called dissection;
- Massive Pulmonary Embolisms – these are caused by the blockage of one or more branches of the pulmonary artery by an embolus (a.k.a. thrombus). The most common reason for a pulmonary embolism is deep vein thrombosis causing in turn pulmonary embolism.