Institutional clinical protocols

Clinical protocols are a key tool for standardizing and improving the process of diagnosis, treatment, and patient care for cardiovascular diseases. Each field of medicine has its own category of clinical documents. As for cardiology, there are several foundational aspects to note.

Diagnosis and assessment:

  • Criteria for diagnosing various cardiovascular diseases.
  • Recommendations for using various diagnostic methods such as electrocardiography (ECG), echocardiography, coronary angiography, and Doppler ultrasound.

Treatment and therapy:

  • Protocols for selecting pharmacological agents for treating arterial hypertension, heart failure, arrhythmias, and other heart diseases.
  • Recommendations for the use of invasive procedures such as coronary bypass grafting and stenting.

Prevention and risk management:

  • Recommendations for lifestyle modifications, including diet, physical activity, and smoking cessation.
  • Protocols for managing patients at high risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.

Care and rehabilitation:

  • Instructions for caring for patients after surgical interventions and myocardial infarction.
  • Physical rehabilitation protocols and health recovery measures.

Monitoring and control: Protocols for regular monitoring of patients, including measuring blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and other biomarkers.

These protocols contribute to consistency in the approach to treating and managing cardiovascular diseases, which helps improve the quality of medical care and reduce the risk of complications.