Since cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death in the world, every asymptomatic adult should periodically consult with a cardiologist at least once for knowing and managing their cardiac risks and take steps to reduce them – which mostly involves changes in lifestyle. This is the cardiologist's preventive work.
Of course, this specialty further includes the diagnosis and treatment of already existing heart problems, which show up through symptoms such as tiredness, leg swelling, palpitation, shortness of breath, chest pain and fainting. This is the case for coronary artery disease, which, if untreated, can lead to acute myocardial infarction, arrhythmias and heart failure, to name the most common ones.
For prevention or clarification of cardiac complaints, seek one of the cardiologists at DaVita Serviços Médicos.