Cardiovascular examination for congenital arrhythmogenic heart disease
The cardiovascular examination is a medical examination in which a cardiologist assesses the cardiovascular system health.
This examination has a fundamental role in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the main congenital arrhythmogenic heart disease:
- sindrome di Brugada Syndrome
- long QT syndrome
- short QT syndrome
- Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT)
- Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome(WPW)
- hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
In almost all cases, the presence of congenital heart disease can be diagnosed before birth with a fetal echocardiogram: this, in the presence of a serious heart defect, allows neonatologists to prepare special treatment plans for the newborn immediately after birth.
In case of suspicion of congenital heart anomalies not known before birth, an ultrasound of the heart is performed (echocardiogram), an electrocardiogram (ECG) nd the pediatric cardiology visit which is decisive for clarifying any doubts regarding the presence or not of a heart disease, its severity, the need for medical therapy or a surgical approach.
The cardiovascular examination has no contraindications.
The cardiovascular examination has no risks.
The execution of this examination does not include preparation rules.
Please bring all your medications or a list of them with doses to your appointment.
The cardiovascular examination consists of the following phases:
- collection of patient anamnesis
- physical examination of the cardiovascular system
Additional diagnostic tests may be required.