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MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Chairman - Fortis Heart and Vascular Institute
MBBS, Diploma, Diploma
Consultant - Interventional Cardiology
MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB- Cardiology
Senior Consultant - Interventional Cardiology
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Who is a Cardiologist?
Cardiology is a field of medicine that studies various disorders related to the heart or circulatory system. The person who performs the medical diagnosis and treatment related to heart diseases is known as a Cardiologist. They are specialists in detecting and treating various cardiac diseases.
Cardiology is a complex medical branch. It needs the best training. Nowadays, there are many cardiologists available in the city.
When do you need a cardiologist?
You must have visited your family doctor for regular check-ups. If he has suggested you to take an appointment with a cardiologist, you must do so.
There are few symptoms for which one must visit a Heart Specialist:
High blood pressure
High sugar level
Extreme pulse rate
Numbness in arms
Every individual must have knowledge about their level of cholesterol, blood pressure, and sugar level. This information helps you prevent various medical emergencies.
What tests does a Cardiologist recommend?
Whenever you visit a Cardiologist, he/she first go through your medical history. The doctor may ask you some questions related to smoking or drinking habits. There are some tests that every doctor recommends before starting the treatment. Some of them are:
These tests help the Cardiologist to understand the overall health condition of the patient. The doctor will start the treatment on the basis of these reports.
The risk of heart diseases can be minimized by
Eating healthy food
Getting your annual checkups done
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 15/03/2020
A cardiologist is a doctor who is trained to diagnose and treat heart diseases. Diseases of the heart include the heart structure and electrical systems. Electrophysiologists are subspecialists within cardiology, who cater to electrical irregularities of the heart.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 30/11/2020
Cardiologists cater to patients of all ages for their heart conditions and diseases. Pediatric Cardiologists are specialists who diagnose and treat children with heart conditions and diseases.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 29/09/2020
Individuals with Cardiac diseases seek treatment from a Cardiologist. If the treatment plan includes Cardiac or Heart surgery, then your Cardiologist will refer you to a Cardiac or Cardiothoracic surgeon. The Cardiothoracic surgeon will be the one who operates on you.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 28/05/2020
Interventional cardiology is a specialization doctors do after training in Cardiology. This added training allows doctors to perform minimally invasive cardiac procedures.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 29/10/2020
Some common tests that the Cardiologist advises are
Blood pressure monitoring
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 21/12/2020
You should ideally visit a Cardiologist if
You feel any chest pains
Your family doctor recommends a Cardiologist to you
You have a family history of heart diseases
Your Cholesterol is higher than the normal level
You have high blood pressure
You have heart palpitations
You have low blood pressure
You have shortness of breath and faint
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 13/04/2020
The Cardiologist performs various screening procedures and check-ups to prevent heart diseases. The doctors also treat symptoms of various heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure, value problems, to name a few.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 05/10/2020
A doctor who treats conditions and diseases of the heart is a Cardiologist. They usually diagnose the problems using diagnostic procedures and advice medications for the heart problem.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 13/01/2021