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About Cardiology

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in the United States. AssociatesMD in Plantation, Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Weston, Margate, and Dania Beach, Florida, is a multispecialty medical group with physicians who specialize in primary care and cardiology. The state-of-the-art practice uses the latest technology and techniques for diagnosing heart conditions. Call today or schedule your cardiology consultation online. 

Cardiology Q & A

What should I know about cardiology?

Cardiology specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. Cardiologists are medical doctors who have advanced training in cardiovascular disease.

AssociatesMD is a primary care practice with board-certified cardiology physicians. The full-service practice manages your general and cardiovascular health with great care and competence. 

I have heart palpitations. Should I schedule a cardiology appointment?

You should schedule a cardiology appointment at AssociatesMD any time you have concerning symptoms like heart palpitations or chest pain. Heart disease is common, and early diagnosis and treatment may prevent complications like a heart attack or stroke.

Some of the conditions the cardiologists at AssociatesMD treat include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Lipid disorders
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Angina (chest pain during exercise)
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat)
  • Heart valve disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart abnormalities
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)

During your visit, the cardiologist reviews your symptoms and medical and family histories. They perform a physical exam and may recommend various diagnostic tests to better understand the root cause of your symptoms. 

AssociatesMD also has cardiologists who specialize in women’s heart disease. 

What types of cardiology tests do I need?

Your provider at AssociatesMD explains what type of tests you need after your initial exam. The state-of-the-art practice provides a variety of diagnostic testing for cardiology, including:

  • Electrocardiograms (EKG)
  • Echocardiograms
  • Carotid sonograms
  • Treadmill stress tests
  • Cardiac nuclear stress testing
  • Holter monitor and event monitors

Your provider uses the information they gather from your diagnostic testing to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. 

AssociatesMD also offers pacemaker checks, which evaluate the function of your pacemaker and battery life. 

What are cardiology treatments?

AssociatesMD offers cutting-edge technology and therapies, as well as groundbreaking clinical trials for cardiology treatments. Your provider customizes your plan based on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms.

The physicians and staff at AssociatesMD are committed to research in advancing treatments for cardiovascular disease. Many of the physicians at the primary care practice are leaders in research and development and in finding new methods to effectively treat heart disease.

They schedule regular follow-up visits to monitor health, repeat testing, and make adjustments to your plan when necessary. 

AssociatesMD has the widest range of cardiology services in Broward County. Call today or schedule an appointment online.