Clinical cardiology

  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Arrhythmias
  • Myocardiopathies
  • Cardiac valve abnormalities
  • Ischemic Heart Diseases
  • Heart Failure

Sports Cardiology

  • Cardiac Risk Assessment in athletes and prior sports
  • Sports aptitude check-up
  • Poor Exercise Tolerance
  • Poor Sports Performance Assessment
  • Cardiac Fatigue and overtraining syndromes

Diagnostic Tests

  • 12 lead Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Cardiac Doppler Ultrasound and Global Longitudinal Strain Assessment
  • Cardiac Stress Test and Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test
  • VO2 Max Oxygen Consumption Test
  • Blood Pressure Holter
  • ECG Rhythm Holter
  • Videoconsultation
  • Home-Office Consultation

Who am I?

Juan Carlos Portugal

Cardiologist, passioned by preventive cardiology and sports cardiology.

My focus aims to preserve health and life quality by all means through a heathy lifestyle promotion.

I firmly believe that lots of medication are taken due to  excess we might have and that the best medicine will be to put the focus in reducing the excesses instead of adding medicines so we can eventually withdraw patients from medication. Although, unfortunately, in some cases medication is mandatory.

My cardiology consultation can include if necessary  many non-invasive cardiology tests that I will directly perform or report like (cardiac ultrasoung, a.k.a echocardiogram, cardiac stress tests, cardiopulmonary exercise test with VO2 Max assessment, Rhythm ECG Holter, Blood Pressure Holter a.k.a Ambultaroy Blood Pressure Monitoring and rest ECG a.k.a electrocardiogram.

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Common Pathologies

  • Hypertension
  • High Blood Cholesterol Levels
  • Heart Failure
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Extrasystoles (Premature beat contractions)
  • Cardiac Angina (Angina Pectoris)
  • Pericarditis
  • Myocardial Infarction (Heart attacks)

Common Assessments

  • Fast heart beats or extra heart beats
  • Cardiac Murmurs
  • Chest Pain
  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Swollen legs (edema)
  • Shortness of Breath (Dyspnea)
  • Exercise intolerance

Common Assessments

  • Poor exercise performance or lost of training progress
  • Excessive heart rate response
  • Poor exercise tolerance
  • Maximal, aerobic and anaerobic capacity assessment and heart rate zones determination.
  • Sports Cardiac Risk Assessment

Specific Tests

  • Exercise cardiac Stress Test
  • Oxygen Consumption (VO2 Max) Test and ventilatory threshold assesment
  • Lactate test
  • Real time exercise pulmonary function tests
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Cardiac ultrasound (Echocardiogram)

Consultations

  • First consultation (120€), includes an electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Follow-Up Consultation  (for test result assessment or treatment control) 10o€
  • Second-Opinion consultation (120€)
  • Teleconsultation (Videoconsultation, phone consultation or e-mail/chat consultation) 50€
  • At-home consultation (Barcelona Surroundings) 200€

Diagnostic Tests

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Report (40€)
  • Doppler Cardial Ultrasound or Echocardiogramme (150€/200 € with Global Longitudinal Strain GLS)
  • Stress Exercise Echocardiogram (250€)
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test (CPET) or Cardiac Stress Test with Oxygen Consumption (VO2Max) 250€
  • Rhythm ECG Holter (3 leads 130€/12-leads 150€)
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) or Blood Pressure Holter (100€/120€ with Pulsioximetry)
  • VO2 Max test and Ventilatory Threshold detection (150€/100 € for the following tests in the next 3 months)

Packs and Forfaits

  • First assessment with electrocardiogram (ECG) and Doppler Cardiac Ultrasound (230€)
  • Check-Up Cardio (Consultation, electrocardiogram ECG, Cardiac Doppler Ultrasound and Cardiac Stress Test) 330€
  • Sports Cardiac Check-Up (for risk assessment and FIT to train/compete certificates). Electrocardiogram, Screening cardiac ultrasound and Stress Test (200€/270 with VO2 Max assessme
  • Pack VO2 Max (Running and Cycling training zones)  from 250€
  • Hypertension consultation (Includes Blood Pressure 24h Holter)  200€

Packs and Special Prices

Sports Aptitude CheckUp

ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (ECG) + SCREENING CARDIAC ULTRASOUND AND FULL CARDIAC STRESS TEST (200€). IT’S POSSIBLE TO ADD VO2 MAX TEST (+70€)

This check-up is exclusive for people willing to do sports and know if they are FIT to train or athletes needing a FIT to train certificate for competition. Cardiac consultation and cardiac ultrasound report are not included (ultrasound is performed as a screening test to rule out pathology only) the Stress test Report, however, it’s included since it’s often required for competition.

Full Cardiac Check-Up

CONSULTATION, ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (ECG), CARDIAC DOPPLER ULTRASOUND AND STRESS TEST (330€). IT’S POSSIBLE TO ADD THE VO2 MAX ASSESSMENT (+70€)

The most complete pack to assess your heart structure and function. Ideal for anual check-up or follow-up of some cardiac conditions. Blood tests are not included in this pack.

Hypertension Consultation

BLOOD PRESSURE 24h HOLTER + CARDIOLOGY CONSULTATION 200€

A Blood Pressure holter is placed on the first day. The next day, the information recorded in used to ensure a certain diagnosis on a Cardiology Consultation

Oxygen Consumption Test (VO2 Max Test)

FIRST TEST 160€, RE-DO VO2 MAX IN THE FOLLOWING 3 MONTHS  TO ASSESS PROGRESS 110€

  • Prior cardiac evaluation needed, except in the followin cases:
    • Recent cardiac Stress test (<12 months) and no symptoms at exertion.
    • Sportsmen younger than 35 y-o, and sportswomen younger than 40 y-o, without symptoms at exercise, without history of syncope (fainting) and without history of a close relative younger than 35 y-o that passed away or suffers an active heart disease.
    • Otherwise, a Sports Cardiac Aptitude Check-Up is advised, since it will include a conventional stress test to assess risk at the same time.

Firts consultation with Cardiac ultrasound and Electrocardiogram (ECG)

CARDIOLOGY CONSULTATION + CARDIAC DOPPLER ULTRASOUND + 12 LEAD ELECTROCARDIOGRAM. 230€

First consultation with a 12 lead electrocardiogram as usual and also a Cardiac Doppler Ultrasound to further increase the diagnostic yield.

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