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Appointments and Specialities

Cardiology is centred on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases – the heart and great vessels of the thorax.

Joaquim Chaves Saúde Cardiology Units have qualified professionals from the areas of Cardiology, Paediatric Cardiology and the technical area of Cardiopneumology. They offer a wide variety of services covering all main techniques and exams for non-invasive Cardiology, using modern equipment for the analysis and detection of cardiovascular diseases.

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Available complementary exams:

 Electrocardiogram (ECG)

ECG: each heartbeat is commanded by an electric impulse generated by cells located in the upper right heart cavity (right atrium). ECG captures and registers these electric signs during the cardiac cycle, following the heart beats.

Paper record of this electric activity is known as electrocardiographic tracing or electrocardiogram (ECG). The normal heart function as a distinctive ECG tracing. Any irregularity on the cardiac rhythm or of the cardiac muscle may alter the electric activity of the heart, changing the normal pattern of the tracing. Your consultant will interpret this information.

This is a non-painful and non-invasive exam, done by Cardiology techniques, and it only takes a few minutes. A few electrodes are placed on the chest, arms and legs. In order to improve the reception of cardiac impulses, a conductive gel is used.

The results of the ECG will be interpreted and validated by a cardiologist.

 Echocardiography – Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE) and Doppler Ultrasound

An echocardiogram is an ultrasonography which uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasounds) sent by a probe placed on the chest. Heart movements are captured and watched in a video monitor.

Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE)

This is the most common type of echocardiogram: by moving the probe along the chest, images of the heart can be seen from different angles and perspectives.

Doppler Ultrasound

This exam is used to evaluate blood flow inside heart cavities. This movement emits sound waves which are captured by the probe and translated into graphics and measurements which can be seen in black & white or colour in a video monitor.

These exams don’t require any preparation. They are non-invasive and no associated risks are known (no radioactivity involved).  They can take as long as 30 minutes.

 Exercise ECG test

The exercise ECG test (aka Treadmill Test or Stress ECG) is used to obtain info about the reaction of the heart when subject to effort. The patient walks on a treadmill, with increasing levels of difficulty, while ECG, heart rhythm and blood pressure are registered. There is no default duration for this test. The walk, on a ramp up, may be stopped at any time, by the patient’s request, for clinical or technical reasons, always under medical supervision.

A cardiologist is always available in the exam area, ready to step in if necessary. A resuscitation kit is mandatory in this area, should there be an emergency.

The exam is non-invasive, usually well-tolerated and lasts for about 30 minutes. Men may be required to shave a small area of the chest, in order to assure electrodes are correctly placed.

For this exam, you should bring comfortable clothes and shoes and should not be fasting.

Ask your doctor for advice on the need to take this exam, its risks and whether any regular medication should be suspended for this purpose.

 Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM)

ABPM: Your blood pressure is measured for 24h, as you move around.

This exam should occur in an ordinary day for the patient. During 24h, blood pressure levels are registered (every 15, 30 or 60 minutes), allowing a complete record along the day – while resting, in effort, sleeping.

This exam is complimentary for the study and diagnosis of Arterial Hypertension (HTN).

 24H Holter Monitoring

This exam registers the ECG and the heart rhythm for 24h, through the use of a small device that the patient will carry.

The 24H Holter Monitoring is made when the simple ECG doesn’t show enough info on the heart activity or when symptoms are uncommon. It is also recommended in case of diseases that affect the heart rhythm, such as atrial fibrillation or cardiomyopathies. Even in the absence of irregular heartbeat (palpitations) symptoms, this exam may be required to complete the diagnosis.

This test is painless and non-invasive.



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Cardiology Appointment

Health Units

Centro Médico de Moscavide

Clínica Cirúrgica de Carcavelos

Clínica de Cascais

Clínica de Entrecampos

Clínica de Faro

Clínica de Miraflores

Clínica de Sintra


Ana Aleixo

Ana Rita Victor

Andreia Mamede

Bruno Stuart

Carlos Catarino

Daniel Matos

Evangelista Rocha

Gonçalo Proença

Inês Carmo Mendes

João Leitão

João Madeira

João Silva Marques

Joaquim Carranca

Luís Bronze

Luís Santos

Maria do Rosário Rasteiro

Otília Ferreira Simões

Pedro Bico

Pedro Carmo

Pedro Galvão Santos

Pedro Silvério António

Rui Conduto

Rui Cruz Ferreira

Sara Couto Pereira

Sara S. Ferreira

Sónia Lima

Susana Abreu

Teresa de Castilho

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