Cardiology – Lifesaving
If you do a lot of exercise, sports, such as running or cycling, it is advisable to have your heart checked regularly. It is also advisable to see a cardiologist if you are experiencing strenuous physical activity.
If you are over 65, a mini-check is recommended anyway. This includes: blood analysis, heart monitor, an ultrasound of the heart and physical examination. Small checkups help understand your overall health and can prevent problems. For all of these checkups, you can visit Centro Medico Alfaz, even if you are staying in Albir or Benidorm.
If many people in your family have heart disease or have died suddenly at a relatively young age, it is wise to see a cardiologist as well.
It is important to listen carefully to your body. If you have palpitations, chest pain or shortness of breath, don’t keep running with it, get it checked! The first manifestation of heart problems is often cerebral infarction, and regular checkups can prevent this!
At Centro Medico Alfaz you will find your specialist in cardiovascular diseases, do not hesitate to call us for an appointment!
Dr. Laura van Lochem
Dr. Laura van Lochem trained as a cardiologist in the Netherlands, specializing in hereditary (familial) heart disease. In order to keep abreast of the latest techniques and treatments, and to comply with European guidelines for cardiologists, Dr. Van Lochem continuously retrained.
As a cardiologist, she finds it important to maintain a good and open contact with her patients. The patient is the focus and the patient has time to tell their story. It is important for cardiologists to have a good understanding of a patient’s medical background so that a proper diagnosis can be made and the right treatment administered. Dr. Van Lochem explains diseases and treatments in understandable language. If you appreciate it, she will also pass this on to your attending physician in the Netherlands.