Center for Atherosclerosis

The Center for Atherosclerosis at the Pulse Cardiology Center was formed so that patients in Serbia, quickly and without waiting, can check the health of the heart and blood vessels in one place and find out whether they are ill or at risk of developing atherosclerosis. In addition to the diagnosis, patients quickly receive information about the necessary treatment and type of therapy.

Atherosclerosis is a disease of arterial blood vessels that affects all vascular vessels and is characterized by thickening and hardening of the arterial wall.

At the Pulse Cardiology Center, using all the necessary diagnostic tools and tests, we are able to make a diagnosis within 2 hours.

Why should you examine your blood vessels?

With simple examinations at the Center for Atherosclerosis we can prevent or treat complications such as myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, stroke, thrombosis …

What does an ultrasound color Doppler show?

Color Doppler is a painless and non-invasive diagnostic method. The use of Doppler is valuable in all organs that are permeated with blood vessels. Ultrasound Doppler of blood vessels can detect narrowing, clogging and dilation of blood vessels, which may or has already led to very serious conditions also life-threatening.

There is no exact data on the number of people suffering from atherosclerosis in Serbia, but if we are aware that every other adult has a problem with high blood pressure, which is a consequence of atherosclerosis, then it is clear how important the establishment of the Center for Atherosclerosis is.

The establishment of the Center for Atherosclerosis was important to us for two reasons:

  • Prevention: If there is a family history of atherosclerosis, the patient should check the health of the heart and blood vessels, even if there are no symptoms of atherosclerosis. It is necessary to perform basic blood tests at least once a year, such as a complete blood count, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar levels. Ultrasound examinations of the carotid arteries, heart, aorta as well as the upper and lower extremities are also used in the diagnostic.

Cardiologists at the Pulse Cardiology Center will also give each patient advice on how to reduce risk factors for the disease during the examination. Among them are tips on proper nutrition without excessive intake of fat and sugar, physical activity, regulation of body weight and blood pressure, quitting smoking.

  • Treatment: The most important treatment for atherosclerosis is focused at preventing or treating complications such as myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, stroke, thrombosis …

The Center for Atherosclerosis – three service packages

The Center for Atherosclerosis gathers a team of eminent cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, radiologists, anesthesiologists, endocrinologists and nutritionists who will provide each patient with the highest quality medical service as soon as possible. The Head of the Center is MD Svetislav Mališić – a cardiologist who has decades of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac diseases.

In order to prevent and treat atherosclerosis, within the Center we offer three packages of services.

Atherosclerosis – Basic package

  • Blood test
  • ECG
  • Ultrasound of the heart
  • Doppler of blood vessels of the neck
  • Endocrinologist examination
  • Cardiologist examination

Blood test: VLDL, TC/H, NHDL, eGFR, Glucose, Total cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, GGT, Creatine, Sodium, Potassium, LDL cholesterol

PACKAGE PRICE: 15.800 din

Cardiologist’s examination: Despite the state-of-the-art technology in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases with which the Pulse Cardiac Center is equipped, clinical examination remains the main means of initial diagnosis. The examination is painless, no preparation is required, no invasive instruments are used (usually a stethoscope, tensiometer). Cardiac examination lasts on average about 20-30 minutes and longer if necessary.

ECG: Electrocardiography (ECG) is a fast, painless and non-invasive method that registers the electrical activity of the heart. This method can detect various heart diseases, as well as poor blood flow to blood vessels as a consequence of atherosclerosis. The recording lasts a few minutes, and the doctor immediately has an insight into the results.

Cardiac ultrasound: Echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart) is one of the most commonly used diagnostic procedures in cardiology. This method can provide a large amount of information, including the size and shape of the heart, the location and size of the damage to the heart tissue, and the appearance of the heart valves.

Doppler of blood vessels of the neck: Color Doppler as a painless diagnostic method has multiple applications in the medical diagnosis of all organs that are permeated with blood vessels. Doppler of the blood vessels of the neck can detect: narrowing, clogging and dilation of the blood vessels of the neck, which can be the cause of a stroke.

Endocrinologist examination: Endocrinological examination is a non-invasive and painless examination that allows the endocrinologist to diagnose or monitor diseases and disorders of the endocrine glands. Disorders in the work of the thyroid gland, adrenal glands, pancreas can affect the development of heart disease.

Blood test: A blood test that the patient can also perform at the Pulse Cardiology Center will give the cardiologist an insight into important parameters such as the level of bad cholesterol, sugar, and triglycerides. Elevated levels of these parameters may indicate the development of atherosclerotic plaques in blood vessels.

 

Atherosclerosis – Extended package

If necessary, the cardiologist will, in addition to the basic examination package, suggest an additional examination – Doppler of the lower extremity arteries.

Color Doppler of the legs is an examination that provides insight into the condition of the blood vessels of the legs, ie whether there is narrowing, clogging and dilation.

The extended package includes:

  • Blood test
  • ECG
  • Ultrasound of the heart
  • Doppler of blood vessels of the neck
  • Doppler of the lower extremities
  • Endocrinologist examination
  • Cardiologist examination

Blood test: VLDL, TC/H, NHDL, eGFR, Glucose, Total cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, GGT, Creatine, Sodium, Potassium, LDL cholesterol

PACKAGE PRICE: 18.800 din        

Atherosclerosis – Extended package 2

In order to treat atherosclerosis as successfully as possible, this package of services also includes an examination by a nutritionist, who will, based on blood analyzes, suggest a diet similar to the condition of each patient.

  • Blood test
  • ECG
  • Ultrasound of the heart
  • Doppler of blood vessels of the neck
  • Doppler of the lower extremities
  • Endocrinologist examination
  • Nutritionist examination
  • Cardiologist examination

Blood test: VLDL, TC/H, NHDL, eGFR, Glucose, Total cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, GGT, Creatine, Sodium, Potassium, LDL cholesterol

PACKAGE PRICE: 24.700 din

Read about atherosclerosis as a disease of modern man, symptoms, treatment and complications HERE.