Heart disease is nothing to take lightly. This silent killer is the No. 1 cause of death worldwide, but it doesn’t have to be. Taking an active role in your health can help you prevent heart attack and stroke, as well as repair some of the damage that may already have been done to your heart and arteries.
Cardiology is a branch of internal medicine. A cardiac surgeon opens the chest and performs heart surgery.
A cardiologist specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the cardiovascular system. The cardiologist will carry out tests, and they may some do procedures, such as heart catheterizations, angioplasty, or inserting a pacemaker.
Heart disease relates specifically to the heart, while cardiovascular disease affects the heart, the blood vessels, or both.
If a person has symptoms of a heart condition, their physician may refer them to a cardiologist.
Symptoms that can indicate a heart problem include:
Shortness of breath
Changes in heart rate or rhythm
High blood pressure
A cardiologist can carry out tests for a heart murmur or an abnormal heart rhythm.
cardiologists often treat patients who have had a heart attack, heart failure, or other heart problems. They help make decisions about heart surgery, heart catheterization, and angioplasty and stenting.
Electrocardiogram (ECG): This records the electrical activity of the heart.
An exercise test, or stress test: This shows the changes of heart rhythm when resting and exercising. It measures the performance and limitations of the heart.
Echocardiogram: This provides an ultra sound picture that shows the structure of the heart chambers and surrounding areas, and it can show how well the heart is working.
Dr. Aditi Dattagupta is Cardiologist and has an experience of 10 years in this field. Dr. Aditi Dattagupta practices at Fostr Healthcare. She completed MBBS from Govt. Medical College, Miraj in 2004,DNB - General Medicine from Pondicherry Institute of Medical Scienves in 2009 and DNB - Cardiology from Apollo Hospital, Chennai in 2017.read more