Dr. Laura van Lochem is trained as a cardiologist in the Netherlands, specialising in hereditary heart disease. Meanwhile, with 9 years of experience, Dr. Van Lochem is working for several years in Spain now.
To be informed of the latest techniques and treatments and to comply with the European directives for cardiologists, Dr. Van Lochem is continuously following refresher courses.
As cardiologist she finds it very important to have a good and open contact with her patients. The patients’ needs come first. For the cardiologist, it is very important to understand the medical background of the patient, making a correct diagnosis possible, and the right treatment. Dr. van Lochem explains in plain English the clinical situation and the treatment. If you wish, she will also inform your attending doctor in England.
When should you consult a cardiologist?
If you do a lot of sports, such as cycling, it is advisable to check your heart on a regular basis. Also if you´re about to engage in a strenuous exercise, it is advisable to go and see a cardiologist first.
If you are over 65, it is in any case recommended to do a mini-check. This means a blood analysis, a heart movie and a physical examination. A mini-check is good to be aware of your general health and can prevent problems.
If many people in your family are faced with heart disease or if sudden deaths at a relatively young age occur, it is recommended to make an appointment with a cardiologist.
It is important to listen to your body. If you suffer from heart palpitations, chest pain or shortness of breath, go to a cardiologist! The first sign of heart problems is often a stroke, which can be prevented by regular check-ups!
Do you have any doubt, please contact our clinic to make an appointment with cardiologist Dr. Laura of Lochem. She has the latest equipment available. Any additional diagnostic tests can also be performed in our clinic.