Dr. Antonio Berruezo

   Centro Medico Teknon , Barcelona, Spain

  20 Years of experience

   792 USD for Video Consultation

BIOGRAPHY

Qualification and Experience

Dr Berruezo is a highly regarded cardiologist and electrophysiologist in Spain. Dr Berruezo has nearly 20 years of experiences a cardiologist in Spain.  His area of interests includes cardiac arrhythmias, ventricular tachycardia ablation. Dr Berruezo was previously associated with Clínic Hospital in Barcelona, ??directing and coordinating the care and scientific activity in the field of chamber arrhythmia. Currently, He is a consultant cardiologist and senior electrophysiologist in Teknon Medical Center. 

Contribution to Medical Science

Dr Antonio Berruezo is a popular cardiologist in Spain. His passion for research and expertise in cardiology has led him to publish over 200 research articles in many reputed national and international journals. Dr Berruezo is currently one of the small group of specialists who develop guidelines for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias for American, European and Asian scientific associations.

 

Conditions treated by Dr Antonio Berruezo

There are a number of conditions that are treated by Dr. Antonio Berruezo as an interventional cardiologist and they are mentioned here.

  • Tachycardia
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Bradycardia
  • Blocked Arteries
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Angina

Structural heart diseases can be resolved through interventional procedures for the person to live a healthy and long life. Modern technology and world class equipments help the doctor ensure that the right treatment is provided to patients with these issues. The right solution to these conditions must be followed up with the quality post procedural care as a sign of a patient focused approach.

Signs to look for before visiting Dr Antonio Berruezo

Signs and symptoms with patients having structural or non-coronary cardiovascular diseases are as follows:

  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breathe
  • Palpitations
  • Chest Pain
  • High Blood Pressure

Fatigue and chest pain are a sign that the person needs immediate solution to their heart condition. A continuous high blood pressure should be monitored regularly and is usually a sign of a structural issue in the heart. Kidney dysfunction is also the result of lingering structural heart issues in a patient.

Operating Hours of Dr Antonio Berruezo

The doctor's operating hours are 6 days a week, 10 am to 7 pm. The patient reviews of the doctor make it clear that this is a skillful and efficient interventional cardiologist.`

Popular Prcedures Performed by Dr Antonio Berruezo

The popular interventional cardiology procedures performed by Dr. Antonio Berruezo are as follows:

  • Angiography (Including Non-Ionic Contrast)
  • Angioplasty
  • Pacemaker Implantation Surgery
  • EPS & RFA

Stent placement, angioplasty and atherectomy are a long sought after solution provided by interventional cardiologists to patients having blocked arteries. The procedure to insert defibrillators and pacemakers to correct abnormal heart rhythms is also regularly performed.

Past Experience

  • Currently an arrhythmia specialist at Teknon Medical Centre.
  • For 15 years he has worked at Barcelona Hospital Clinic, leading and coordinating the research and scientific work of the Ventricular Arrhythmia Unit.

Qualifications

  • MD
  • PhD
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MEMBERSHIPS (1)
  • Dr. Berruezo is currently a member of the small group of specialists in charge of writing cardiac arrhythmia treatment guidelines for American, European and Asian scientific societies.
RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (2)
  • He leads international courses on treatment techniques through ablation, and arrhythmia which causes sudden death.
  • He has written over 200 research articles in the most prestigious international journals.
Procedures
Angiography (Including Non-Ionic Contrast)

Most physicians advise their patients to undergo the angiogram procedure (also known as angiography and arteriogram) when certain symptoms such as a heart attack or chest pain become a source of worry. A stress test is performed on patients who report chest pain, which is then followed by an angiogram test.

Angiography procedure aims at testing the blockages in the coronary arteries apart from any other cardiovascular-related ailments. Angiography and angiogram procedure can both locate narrowing arteries or blockages that may exist in different parts of the body.

Angiography is recommended for patients with coronary heart diseases (CHD), which can cause the heartbeat to stop suddenly and abruptly. The patient may also suffer from severe chest pain. Angiography can also be performed on patients on an emergency basis when they experience a heart attack. If the blockage is not treated immediately, then healthy tissues around the heart start perishing and turn into scar tissue. It can give rise to several long-lasting problems. Angiography may also be required in the case of a patient with aortic stenosis or those who have had an abnormal heart stress test.

Angioplasty

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the most common heart diseases reported across the world. It results due to blood clot formation and plaque accumulation in the major blood vessels of the heart.

Balloon angioplasty is the most common endovascular procedure (procedure performed inside the blood vessel) carried out to treat coronary artery disease. In this procedure, the blood clots in the major arteries of the heart are detected and cleared by inserting a catheter into an artery of the hand (radial artery) or leg (femoral artery). This catheter consists of a balloon at its tip, which dislodges the clot to the periphery of the blood vessel after inflation.

Angioplasty may or may not be followed by coronary stent placement, depending on the angiography findings. This procedure is performed in patients with fewer blood clots in the vessels and those who do not respond to medications. It may also be carried out as an emergency procedure to treat a heart attack.

Signs and symptoms of plaque deposits in the heart

  • Fatigue and dizziness due to insufficient blood supply to the tissues and overall decreased efficacy of the heart
  • Shortness of breath to compensate for inadequate pumping of the blood
  • Compromised blood flow to the heart resulting in heart attack, characterized by pain in the chest, lower jaw, and left arm
EPS & RFA

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a surgical procedure in which heat generated from medium frequency alternating current is used to ablate a tumour, a part of the electrical conduction system of the heart, or any other dysfunctional areas. The ablation therapy requires local anaesthesia and is done in an outpatient setting.

RFA is a popular treatment for the correction of any abnormality in the electrical system of the heart, which is confirmed during electrophysiology studies (EPS). During this test, the electrophysiology of heart is studied and any abnormalities are noted. The procedure used to correct the identified abnormalities associated with electrophysiology of heart is known as the cardiac ablation procedure.

Pacemaker Implantation Surgery

How does a Pacemaker Implant work?

Pacemaker implantation is a common surgery and it significantly improves the quality of life led by the patient.  The blood-pumping organ, heart, is essentially made of a few groups of muscles. These muscles are controlled by electrical signals to ensure that the heart beats naturally and effectively to circulate blood to all parts of the body. When this electrical signal gets disrupted due to some reason, then an individual may experience tachycardia (where hear beats abnormally slow), heart block, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), or a cardiac arrest (abrupt and sudden stopping of the heartbeat).

The contractions happen as a result of triggered electrical pulses generated by sinoatrial node or the SA node. It acts like a pacemaker of the heart. This electrical pulse is then sent to the atrioventricular node or the AV node for relaying the pulse to the ventricles. Pacemaker implantation is suggested when this electrical signaling network is disrupted.The faulty functioning of the natural pacemaker of the heart may lead to the following:

Sick sinus syndrome: It is characterized by a slow heartbeat (bradycardia) or fast heartbeat (tachycardia) or a combination of both. It can happen due to age, a previous history heart attack, and thyroid problem, too much of potassium accumulation in blood, heart surgery, or sleep apnea.

Heart Block

In this case, the impulse is either delayed or absent.

Cardiac arrest

The heart can stop beating. It may result because of the presence of coronary artery disease and muscle problems in the heart, which can happen after the age of 35.

Symptoms

Some of the symptoms observed in patients requiring pacemaker implantation are:

  • Bradycardia
  • Tachycardia
  • Uncontrollable fatigue
  • Dizziness experienced throughout the day
  • Shortness of breath
  • Acute chest pain
  • Palpitation and fluttering of the heart (arrhythmia)

What is a pacemaker implant?

A pacemaker implant is a small device that weighs around 20 g to 50 g and is the size of a matchbox. It has a pulse generator with a battery, a tiny computer circuit and a few wires called pacing leads. This system is attached to the heart and it emits signals through the wires. The pacing rate or the rate of electrical impulses can be adjusted as per the requirement of the body and be accordingly programmed. It can sense if a heartbeat is missed or if the heart is beating too slow. Accordingly, it starts sending a steady signal to normalize the beating of the heart. If the beats are normal, then it simply does not send any signal.

Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience does Dr Antonio Berruezo have being a cardiologist in Spain?

Dr Berruezo has nearly 20 years of experiences a cardiologist in Spain.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr Antonio Berruezo do as a cardiologist?

Dr Antonio Berruezo’s primary treatment areas include cardiac arrhythmias, ventricular tachycardia ablation and other cardiological issues.

Does Dr Antonio Berruezo provide Online Consultation?

Yes, Dr Berruezo provides online consultation through MediGence.

How much does it cost to tele-consult with Dr Antonio Berruezo?

It costs 833USD to tele-consult with the expert cardiologist from Spain.

What associations is Dr Antonio Berruezo part of?

Dr Berruezo is currently one of the small group of specialists who develop guidelines for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias for American, European and Asian scientific associations.

When do you need to see a cardiologist such as Dr Antonio Berruezo?

Dr Berruezo can be consulted for queries regarding the treatment of tachycardia, bradycardia and other complications due to arrhythmias.

How to connect with Dr Antonio Berruezo for Online Consultation through MediGence?

The expert cardiologist from Spain can be easily consulted by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your query. An appointment for a consultation with the expert will be scheduled. After the payment via PayPal, the Online Teleconsultation will connect the expert and the patient through a live F2F session.

What area of specialization does Dr. Antonio Berruezo have?
Dr. Antonio Berruezo is specialized in Spain and of the most sought after doctors in Heart Specialist.
Does Dr. Antonio Berruezo offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
Yes. Dr. Antonio Berruezo offers telemedicine via MediGence. Top Heart Specialist in Spain like Dr. Antonio Berruezo are offering second opinions and video consultations at the click of a button. One can clear all their queries before opting to travel abroad for treatment with the power of Online Doctor Consultation.
What is the process of scheduling a Telemedicine call with Dr. Antonio Berruezo?
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How many years of experience does Dr. Antonio Berruezo have?
Dr. Antonio Berruezo is one of the most sought after specialists in Spain and has over 20 Years years of experience.
What is the consulting fee of Dr. Antonio Berruezo?
The consultation fees of Heart Specialist in Spain like Dr. Antonio Berruezo starts from USD 792.
FAQ's Related to Interventional Cardiologist
What does a Interventional Cardiologist do?

Diagnostic and screening tests are prescribed or performed by interventional cardiologists to find the right solution for your heart condition. In addition to this the interventional cardiologists performs a wide variety of procedures to treat your cardiovascular and structural heart conditions. Even in case of emergency heart situations such as a heart attack, you can go to this doctor. Please make sure that you do not waste time or let your distress linger and consult the doctor when faced with pain or discomfort which indicates a heart condition.

What are the tests required before and during consultation for Interventional Cardiologist?

Let us have a look at the several tests that are usually recommended prior to and during consultation for an Interventional Cardiologist:

  • Echocardiogram
  • Exercise Stress
  • Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI)
  • Cardiac Computed Tomography

The tests tie in with the treatment plan which can be decided upon basis your discussion with the doctor. The blood vessel and heart health become apparent after the test results come in.

When should you go to see a Interventional Cardiologist?

Eating well, exercising regularly and a balanced lifestyle, no smoking or drinking ensures a healthy heart. Interventional cardiology techniques can help resolve the structural defects in your heart or cardiovascular issues if any. Interventional cardiologists treat heart conditions with catheter-based treatments which are non surgical. In case the usual changes in your diet and lifetsyle do not help then you can visit this specialty of doctor.

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