Cardiology

A patient during an ultrasound examination of carotid arteries.
Within the context of cardiological testing, patients can undergo a stress test on a treadmill.

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries. The cause of these diseases is an accelerated progression of atherosclerosis (cholesterol accumulation in the vessel wall, and consequently, the formation of deposits which can lead to clogging of the arteries), which is caused by unhealthy lifestyle: increased body weight or obesity, unhealthy diet, lack of exercise and exposure to stress. As a consequence, hypertension, lipid metabolism disorder, or diabetes emerge ... Family medical history plays a very important role in that. Increased body weight and obesity with excessive accumulation of fat around the waist present a risk as well.

Timely identification of persons with an increased risk for developing a cardiovascular disease, healthy lifestyle counselling and medication can effectively reduce the risk.

Within the context of cardiological activity at DC Bled, there is a clinic for an ultrasound examination of carotid arteries and exercise stress test on a treadmill. These non-invasive exams uncover those individuals who are at high risk for prematurely developing cardiovascular disease. We are dedicated to both prevention as well as treatment of these diseases. Regular checkups enable us to examine the situation and recommend further steps.

At DC Bled one can undergo a cardiological checkup. Maybe your referring doctor will direct you to a more targeted examination, such as heart ultrasound, ultrasound of carotid arteries, or exercise stress testing.

The Diagnostic Centre Bled Group also includes the Medi Cons cardiology clinic in Novo mesto. The clinic’s services are available both by referral and on a self-pay basis. You can find out more about the clinic here.