A cardiologist is a physician who specializes in finding, treating, and preventing diseases that affect the heart and circulation. They diagnose and treat conditions such as coronary artery disease, heart attacks, abnormal heart rhythms, heart failure  and keep their eye on other factors such as high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

 

Atlantic Clinic

Dr José de la Chica

Dr. José de la Chica is a Spanish and British-trained cardiologist.

Languages

English: Fluent
Spanish: Native
German: Fluent

Qualifications and memberships

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Malaga, 2006-2011
Specialty in Cardiology at Carlos Haya Hospital in Malaga with extra periods of specialized formation in Royal Brompton Hospital in London 2015 and National Spanish Research Center of Cardiac Diseases.
Bachelor of Translation and Interpreting of English and German at the University of Malaga, 1992-1997
Master in Pharmacology and Health Management at the University of Malaga, 2012-201
Master in Atrial Fibrillation at the University of Santiago de Compostela, 2014-2015
Best Cardiologist in resolution of difficult cases’ by Spanish Cardiology Society, 2014
Best Communications on cardiac research’ by European Society of Cardiology in Echocardiology 2015 and cardiac rehabilitation in Athens, 2014

Areas of special interest:

Echocardiography (ultrasound diagnosis of heart conditions)

Frequently treated conditions

Angina
Arrhythmias, eg atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat)
Heart murmurs
Cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle)
Oedema (accumulation of fluid)
Coronary artery thrombosis or myocardial infarction (heart attack) often associated with high blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol
Diseases of the arteries (atherosclerosis, arteritis, atheroma)
Hole in the heart and other forms of congenital heart disease within adult life

 

Training and background

Medical internal doctor (MIR) of Cardiology for 5 years in Carlos Haya Hospital and Royal Brompton.

Official translator of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs since January 2000.

Honorary teacher of the University of Malaga, Pharmacology department from 2012.

 

Atlantic Clinic

Dr Pedro Chincurreta

Dr. Pedro Chincurreta is a Spanish-trained cardiologist.

Languages

English: fluent
Spanish: native

Qualifications and memberships

Medicine and Surgery, University of Malaga. 1994-2000
Doctorate courses in the Department of Pharmacology and Pediatrics of the University of Malaga in the Pharmacology and Therapeutics program. 2001-2003
Master in Cardiology, Miguel Hernández University of Elche. 2010-2011
 Master in Diagnostic Imaging in Cardiology, Universidad Católica San Antonio. 2012-2014
Master in Cardiovascular Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation, Menendez Pelayo International University. 2014-2015
Accreditation by the Health Quality Agency of the Junta de Andalucia (ACSA) with the advanced level in March 2014
Expert in Atrial Fibrillation, Spanish Society of Cardiology in 2014
Expert in Diabetes mellitus 2 and cardiovascular diseases, Menéndez Pelayo International University. 2014- 2015
Accreditation by the Health Quality Agency of the Junta de Andalucia (ACSA) with the expert level in September. 2015
Postgraduate course in family heart disease and congenital heart disease, UIMP.  2017-2019

Areas of special interest:

Prevention and cardiac rehabilitation
Cardiovascular risk factor

Frequently treated conditions

Heart disease (or coronary artery disease)
Heart failure
Heart rhythms (or arrhythmias)
Valve problems
High blood pressure
High cholesterol
Angina (chest pain)
Diseases of the arteries (atherosclerosis, arteritis, atheroma)

 

Training and background

He qualified at the University of Malaga in Medicine & Surgery in 2000 and went on to practice cardiology at Carlos Haya Hospital (Malaga) from 2001 to 2006.