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Cardiology in Israel

Cardiology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of  heart defects.

Diseases related to cardiology and cardiac surgery:

Aortic Aneurysm | Coronary heart disease | Tumors of the heart | Cardiac Rehabilitation | Valvular heart disease | Coronary angiography | Atrial fibrillation | Tumors of the heart | Malformation of the heart and blood vessels | Stenting | Coronary artery bypass surgery.0d5963ab2d2ba2e50f7cb4821e698c4a0672b0073b1b867ac48f43b3e53ae043_full.0

Leading position among the causes of death of patients in the developed world take heart disease and vessels, with those steadily growing number of young people with cardiovascular disease (patients younger than 30 years).

We can help the patients with the following diseases:

  • Heart failure
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiac ischemia
  • Myocardial infarction
  • The stenocardia
  • Diseases of the heart, pericardium, blood vessels
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Violation of rhythm and conduction of the heart
  • Congenital and acquired defects in children and adults

Timely access to a doctor, an adequate examination of the patient and diagnosis affects the course, prognosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Significantly increased the importance of accurate and rapid diagnosis, since the symptoms of heart diseases became  numerous and varied. The Israeli medicine achieved great heights in the diagnosis of diseases of the heart and vessels, and it has  successfully applied all technical and laboratory innovations in its practice.

Cardiac diagnostic methods:

In cardiology, there are two methods: penetrative and non-penetrative, complementing each other.


Non-invasive methods

  • Comprehensive laboratory diagnostics
  • echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart) .It is one of the main methods of diagnostics of cardiovascular diseases and makes it possible to study individual structures of the heart, blood flow (speed, direction …) in different parts of the cardiovascular system ( Doppler echocardiography).
  • Tran esophageal echocardiography of the heart
  • Ergometry conducted in Israel on a treadmill and showing the work of the heart by increasing the load.
  • Computed tomography, virtual coronarography
  • Radioisotope method (kind of isotope scanning of the heart) is quite easy to conduct. Its main purpose is to define the areas of insufficient blood supply to the heart, its effectiveness is based on the targeted accumulation of pre-injected radioisotope material into the body. Magnetic resonance imaging allows you to measure the blood flow in the myocardium, to study the effect on the heart muscle ischemia, heart attack, various processes and tumors. Magnetic resonance angiocardiography – a virtual angiography, contrasting  with the newest drugs has become available.
  • Positron emission tomography is a technique used to study the radioactive isotopes of the heart, and it is especially useful for cancer patients.


Invasive methods

  • Catheterization of central veins and arteries, which allows you to provide access for the introduction of drugs and monitoring of the patient during medical procedures and treatment in an intensive care setting.
  • Cardiac catheterization (centuries) and the main vessels, is used when there is insufficient information obtained in the course of noninvasive studies to clarify the incidence and severity of cardiac disease, and before some surgery. It provides an accurate assessment of congenital or acquired lesions of the coronary arteries, valves, myocardium, the main vessels.59de8e1758944e6547d31c3114641e59eb499b06f6dbbe6fb6ca496d10cfb049_full.0


Coronarography in Israel

Centuria (coronary angiography) is performed in order to diagnose and treat the following conditions: coronary arteries (coronary angiography performed during vascular angioplasty), cardiogenic shock after myocardial infarction, angina recurrence after bypass surgery, closure of defects of the heart walls. In most cases, coronary angiography for diagnosis becomes treatment.


Cardiac ischemia

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is an operation that allows you to restore blood flow in the arteries of the heart by using shunts, avoiding places of narrowing of the coronary vessel, taken from the lower leg or arm veins or arteries. After coronary angiography, doctors decide the tactics and volume of operation.
  • stenting or coronary angioplasty – is the most gentle method of surgical treatment of vasoconstriction. Most often used to expand the stent of main coronary arteries.

Special catheter is introduced into the vessel at the thigh and arm under local anesthesia and is carried to the place of constriction of a coronary artery in the inserted stent lumen extending lumen, resulting the restoration of normal blood flow. In Israel, coronary stenting is performed invented in Israel Cypher stent. Cypher stent differs from ordinary , it is  coated, gradually releases the drug, which prevents vessel narrowing and decreases probability of reclusion.

These two methods of treatment of coronary heart disease have their own strict indications and contraindications, supplementing or replacing each other.