Simply Wellness aims to be the most convenient, well-rounded clinic in the region, providing you with a one-stop location for your health and dental needs. You are, by now, familiar with our many Vancouver walk in clinic services, but did you know you can also book an appointment with one of our specialists?
Our Vancouver Walk In Clinic on CardiologyCardiology is a subspecialty of internal medicine. A cardiologist treats problems with your cardiovascular system, which includes the heart, arteries and veins. Cardiologists form long-lasting relationships with patients. The care provided includes basic exams, preventative measures, diagnosis of heart diseases, and treatment. These doctors also work closely with others in the medical field, such as family doctors and paediatricians.
As stated by the Canadian Medical Association, to become a cardiologist that treats adults, the doctor must complete medical school plus up to seven years’ residency to obtain an internal medicine certification and training in “acute cardiac care, clinical cardiology, including cardiology CTU and consultation); ambulatory cardiology (may be done longitudinally); pediatric cardiology (which may include adult and congenital heart disease); and a laboratory-based residency (cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, electrophysiology/pacemaker, ECG/ambulatory ECG monitoring/exercise stress testing, nuclear cardiology and an additional elective) research (clinical and/or basic)”. One may also specialize in paediatric cardiology.
When Should You See a Cardiologist?Come to our walk in clinic in Vancouver to learn preventative measures if you are overweight, have concerns or have a family history of heart disease. Rapid weight gain (several pounds in a day is not uncommon), swelling and a cough that brings up white sputum are possible signs of heart failure.
Seek help right away if you experience angina, which is a feeling of heaviness, pressure, burring, aching, or tightness in your chest, shoulders, arms, neck, throat, jaw or back. This could be the beginning of a heart attack so if you experience these or the following symptoms: shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sudden weakness, dizzy spells, nausea or sweating – call 911.