Cardioangiology

Cardioangiology

Professor Antonios Polydorou, Interventional Cardiologist (Coronary- Carotid - Peripheral Disease) will attend MedInstitute on certain days every month, where patients can call to arrange an appointment. 

Prof. Antonios Polydorou was Director of Hemodynamic Department in Nikaia - Piraeus General Hospital from 1990-2008, and Director of Hemodynamic Department in Evagelismos Hospital of Athens Greece (Heart - Carotid - Peripheral Disease) from 2008-2013.

 

Prof. Antonios Polydorou treats many heart disease problems and specialises in the following:

  • Coronary Disease Examination & Treatment

  • Carotid Artery Disease Examination & Treatment

  • Peripheral Artery Disease Examination & Treatment

 

                                                                        Coronary Disease 

Coronary artery disease develops when the major blood vessels that supply the heart with blood, oxygen and nutrients become damaged or diseased. Cholesterol-containing deposits (plaque) and inflammation are usually the cause.

As plaque builds up, the coronary arteries narrow, decreasing blood flow to the heart. The decreased blood flow may cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, or other coronary artery disease symptoms. A complete blockage can cause a heart attack.

Because coronary artery disease often develops over decades, it is often unnoticed until a significant blockage or heart attack occurs.

 

                                                                    Carotid artery disease

Carotid artery disease develops gradually when fatty deposits (plaques) clog the blood vessels that deliver blood to the brain and head (carotid arteries). The blockage increases the risk of interrupting the blood supply to the brain, which may result in a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), a temporary shortage of blood flow to the brain.

Within minutes of a stroke, brain cells begin to die. Stroke is one of the most common causes of death and the leading cause of permanent disability in Europe, according to World Health Organisation (WHO).

                                                                 Peripheral artery disease

Peripheral artery disease (also called peripheral arterial disease) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs.

It often appears first in the legs causing pain when walking. However, this condition may be a sign of more widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in the arteries, which may result in reduced blood flow to the heart and brain.

                                                                Diagnosing Heart Disease

Heart problems such as coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and heart attack require different treatments, but many share similar warning signs.

A patient might not be diagnosed with cardiovascular disease until a heart attack, angina, stroke or heart failure occurs. Therefore, it is important to watch for cardiovascular symptoms. Cardiovascular disease can often be found early with regular examinations.

MedInstitute is working alongside Prof. Antonios Polydorou to diagnose and provide the most suitable treatment for cardiovascular diseases. Please call for an appointment to attend the clinic.