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Cardiology is medicine speciality that involves diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart and certain parts of the circulatory system. A doctor who specialises in this area of medicine is known as a cardiologist.
Who is a cardiologist?
Cardiologists are trained medical professionals with special training in the identification, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the heart and blood vessels, also known as the cardiovascular system. They are doctors who specialize in cardiovascular disease and are able to treat conditions ranging from severe hypertension to elevated cholesterol to heart rhythm problems.
What do cardiologists do?
Cardiologists examine patients with heart-related disorders to assess their condition, explain the risks of prohibited activities, health advice, and prescribe medications. They may also perform surgical procedures on patients with heart-related conditions.
How to consult a cardiologist online?
To consult a cardiologist online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘Cardiology’ in the search bar to find a list of cardiologists, along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with a cardiologist.
Can a cardiologist treat all heart-related conditions?
Yes cardiologists treat all kinds of heart diseases. They perform stress tests to diagnose coronary disease, perform echocardiograms to diagnose holes in the heart or heart valve problems and order heart monitoring to detect atrial fibrillation or other rhythm issues. They treat severe hypertension (high blood pressure), elevated cholesterol, and heart rhythm problems.
When should I consult a cardiologist?
You should consult a cardiologist if you are at high risk of a heart problem because of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack, severe heart failure, or a heart rhythm problem.
What do we call a Cardiologist in simple words?
Cardiologists are doctors who treat diseases and conditions of the cardiovascular system including heart rhythm disorders, coronary artery disease, heart attacks, heart defects and infections, and related disorders. They are often referred to as ‘heart doctors’.
Can I consult with a cardiologist anytime?
Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult cardiologists any time. Our cardiologists are available round-the-clock for online consultations. Just pick your preferred slot and book a consultation.
How do I choose the best cardiologist in India?
Apollo 24/7 has the best cardiologists in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our doctors are highly-qualified and experienced to ensure that all your heart-related conditions are taken care of.
Is video consultation available with all cardiologists?
Yes, all cardiologists on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.
Can I visit a cardiologist directly or do I need to be referred by a physician?
You can visit a cardiologist directly if your family has a history of heart disease. A cardiologist can evaluate your risk factor of getting a heart disorder and offer preventive treatment options. You may also be referred to a cardiologist by your physician if you show symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, dizziness, etc.
Do cardiologists perform surgeries?
Cardiologists generally do not perform surgeries. However, they can perform procedures such as cardiac catheterizations for which they need to make small incisions or punctures on the skin. Surgeries of the heart are performed by cardiac surgeons. "
What type of diseases does a cardiologist treat?
A cardiologist often treats patients with heart problems such as heart attack and heart failure. Some of the other heart diseases that a cardiologist treats are coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, congestive heart disease, atrial fibrillation, congenital heart disease, hypertension, high blood cholesterol, ventricular tachycardia, and pericarditis.
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