Cardioangiology Treatments Overview
Professor Antonios Polydorou, Interventional Cardiologist (Coronary- Carotid - Peripheral Disease) will be in our clinic certain days every month from now and he will accept patients upon appointment. Prof. Antonios Polydorou from 1990 – 2008, he was Director of Hemodynamic Department in Nikaia - Piraeus General Hospital and from 2008-2013 Director of Hemodynamic Department in Evagelismos Hospital of Athens Greece (Heart - Carotid - Peripheral Disease). Anyone who wants to book an appointment is advised to contact our clinic.
Anyone who wants to book an appointment is advised to contact our clinic.
Coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, heart attack - each type of heart problem requires different treatment but may share similar warning signs. Our Clinic along with Prof. Antonios Polydorou can diagnose and offer you the most suitable treatment.
You might not be diagnosed with cardiovascular disease until you have a heart attack, angina, stroke or heart failure. Thus, it's important to watch for cardiovascular symptoms. Cardiovascular disease can most of the times be found early with regular exams.
More specifically, Dr. Antonios Polydorou, among other heart diseases problems, specialises on the following:
- Coronary Disease Examination & Treatment.
- Carotid Artery Disease Examination & Treatment.
- Peripheral Artery Disease Examination & Treatment.
Coronary artery disease develops when the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood, oxygen and nutrients (coronary arteries) become damaged or diseased. Cholesterol-containing deposits (plaque) in your arteries and inflammation are usually to blame for coronary artery disease.
When plaque builds up, they narrow your coronary arteries, decreasing blood flow to your heart. Eventually, the decreased blood flow may cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, or other coronary artery disease signs and symptoms. A complete blockage can cause a heart attack.
Because coronary artery disease often develops over decades, you might not notice a problem until you have a significant blockage or a heart attack. But there's plenty you can do to prevent and treat coronary artery disease.
Carotid artery disease
Carotid artery disease occurs when fatty deposits (plaques) clog the blood vessels that deliver blood to your brain and head (carotid arteries). The blockage increases your risk of stroke, a medical emergency that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or seriously reduced.
Stroke deprives your brain of oxygen. Within minutes, 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).
Carotid artery disease develops slowly. The first sign that you have the condition may be a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). TIA is a temporary shortage of blood flow to your brain.
Peripheral artery disease
Peripheral artery disease (also called peripheral arterial disease) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs.
When you develop peripheral artery disease (PAD), your extremities — usually your legs — don't receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. This causes symptoms, most notably leg pain when walking (claudication).
Peripheral artery disease is also likely to be a sign of a more widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in your arteries (atherosclerosis). This condition may be reducing blood flow to your heart and brain, as well as your legs.