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Premier Vein & Vascular

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery located in Tampa, FL & Largo, FL

If you have any type of cardiovascular disease, you may need to see a cardiologist. Nestor Guerrero, ARNP-C and the team at Premier Vein & Vascular offer a wide range of cardiology services, including interventional and noninvasive cardiology, at two locations in Tampa and Largo, Florida. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today for advanced expertise in cardiology.

Cardiology Q & A

What is cardiology?

Cardiology is a medical specialty that focuses on diagnosing and treating diseases that affect your cardiovascular system, which includes your heart and blood vessels. Your provider is a highly trained cardiologist with expertise in the following areas:

Noninvasive cardiology
Noninvasive cardiology involves diagnosing and treating problems with techniques that don’t require inserting needles, fluids, or other instruments into your body. An echocardiogram is an example of a noninvasive diagnostic procedure. Lifestyle changes like exercise and eating well are examples of noninvasive cardiology treatments.

Interventional cardiology
Interventional cardiology through minimally invasive procedures uses a small, flexible tube called a catheter to treat damaged or diseased parts of your cardiovascular system. Examples of interventional cardiology treatments include stenting and angioplasty. Performing these procedures with a catheter is less invasive than open surgery.

When should I see a cardiologist?

Your primary care physician may refer you to Premier Vein & Vascular if they think you have a heart condition. Signs and symptoms of a heart problem include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pains
  • Changes in heart rate or rhythm

Additionally, you should see a cardiologist if you’ve had heart problems like a heart attack or heart failure.

What conditions does a cardiologist treat?

The expert team at Premier Vein & Vascular treats a wide range of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels, including:

  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Poor circulation
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Carotid artery disease

They also diagnose and treat various causes of leg pain, including restless legs syndrome and claudication.

What tests and procedures does cardiology involve?

To diagnose your condition, the team at Premier Vein & Vascular first performs a thorough physical exam and reviews your medical history. Depending on your needs, they may take tests, such as an in-office vascular ultrasound. This noninvasive test shows blood flowing through your vessels.

They also offer many office-based interventional procedures, such as balloon angioplasty and stent placement. These procedures open blocked arteries so blood can flow through.

For advanced expertise in cardiology, call Premier Vein & Vascular or book an appointment online today.

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