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Cardiology Specialist

Levine Heart & Wellness

Cardiologists located in Naples, FL

Cardiology is a medical specialty that centers on your heart and blood vessels, otherwise known as your cardiovascular system. Experienced cardiologists Ronald Levine, MD of Levine Heart & Wellness in Naples, Florida, offer a comprehensive range of treatments and expert diagnostic services for cardiovascular conditions, from heart disease to peripheral artery disease. Call Levine Heart & Wellness for more information about the cardiology services available or book an appointment online today.

Cardiology Q & A

What is cardiology?

Cardiology is a specialty within internal medicine that focuses on the function of your heart and diseases affecting your heart and blood vessels.

A cardiologist is a doctor who specializes in cardiology and who might carry out minimally invasive procedures such as cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, or pacemaker placement. A cardiac surgeon is someone who performs procedures like open heart surgery.

Cardiology involves the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular conditions. That means disorders affecting your heart and blood vessels. The highly qualified cardiologists at Levine Heart & Wellness have spent at least 10 years training for their roles.

What conditions does cardiology cover?

Some of the more common conditions that cardiology covers include:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Congenital heart disease
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Pericarditis
  • Ventricular tachycardia

Some of the advanced techniques the team at Levine Heart & Wellness uses in diagnosing these conditions include electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), echocardiogram, nuclear stress test, cardiac electrophysiology, and cardiac PET stress test.

Why might I need to see a cardiologist?

You might need to see a cardiologist if you have symptoms of heart disease. These could include:

  • Chest pain
  • Tightness and pressure in the chest
  • Dizziness
  • Changes in heart rate
  • Shortness of breath
  • Racing heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Slow heartbeat (bradycardia)
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting (syncope)
  • Tiring easily
  • Getting out of breath quickly
  • Swelling in the hands, ankles, or feet

You might also need to see a cardiologist at Levine Heart & Wellness if you’re at high risk of developing heart disease. Risk factors include having a family history of heart problems, being a smoker, and having other conditions like diabetes.

What treatments are there for cardiology conditions?

If you have a heart condition, there's a good chance your cardiologist can treat you using conservative approaches like medication and lifestyle changes.

Many heart problems arise because of unhealthy habits like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, with other common causes including a poor diet, lack of exercise, and being overweight or obese.

The Levine Heart & Wellness team can help you make changes to improve your heart health and lower your risk of heart attack and cardiac arrest. They can also perform a range of minimally invasive cardiac catheterization procedures to treat many cardiac conditions.

Find out more about cardiology and the services cardiologists provide by calling Levine Heart & Wellness today or booking an appointment online.