There are a huge range of different conditions and diseases which can affect the human body. Indeed, there are so many, that there are doctors who specialise in the different areas – brain surgeons, eye specialists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, urologists, and many more besides. At Venturi Cardiology our team of expert consultants specialise in matters pertaining to the heart. Therefore, if you are having any heart related symptoms and you want the best private cardiologist in the Northwest, then look no further.
In fact, you don’t even need to come to see us if you don’t wish to travel, because we also offer video consultations.
Venturi is a one-stop-shop for all your heart health needs. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and experienced consultant cardiologists can give you the answers you need on the day. This removes the need to come back to the clinic for multiple tests over several days or weeks and can reduce the anxiety and stress that comes with waiting.
Once we know what the issue is, our team of expert consultants can produce a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your individual situation. This could be as simple as making certain lifestyle changes, learning how to cope with stress, reducing alcohol consumption, stopping smoking, taking more exercise, or prescribing medications, in addition to – or instead of – any form of surgery.
As the best private cardiologist in the Northwest, we have a complete range of the very latest equipment and tests and use only the most up to date diagnostic heart imaging technology here in Birchwood, Warrington.
Point of care blood tests
Point of care blood tests can be carried out during your consultation, which means that you don’t have to wait for a laboratory analysis and in many cases, we give you the results on the day. These test a wide range of conditions including your cholesterol, liver function, and diabetes, in addition to your risk of a heart attack.
CT calcium score test
We can also provide you with a CT calcium score. This is a low dose CT scan of your heart. It measures the amount of calcium plaque build-up in the walls of your heart arteries. As heart disease progresses, the level of calcium in the blood vessel walls increases, and so the test can be a good indicator of whether or not you are suffering from heart disease. If the test indicates that you are at risk, we can then provide a tailored approach to reduce the risk of a heart attack.
During this test an X-ray dye is injected into the vein in your arm and the scan is timed to take pictures of it as it passes through your coronary arteries. This produces very detailed 2D and 3D images of the arteries and will show an accurate image of narrowing as a result of plaque. If there is no plaque visible that is great news as your risk is very low.
This is a non-invasive test that uses ultrasound to build up a picture of your heart. It will show the four chambers that make up your heart and the four valves that sit in between them. The arteries and veins carrying the blood to and from your heart are also assessed. The procedure usually takes from 30 – 60 minutes but can be carried out more quickly.
In addition, as the best private cardiologist in the North-West, we also offer an ECG. This records the electrical activity of your heart and measures its’ rhythm and rate.
Whatever your symptoms or concerns, we have the right diagnostics here in the clinic to accurately access the problem and recommend a plan of action to get you back to full heart health. For more information or to book a consultation click here.