Cardiologist: When to Visit and What to Expect
Definition & Overview
Cardiology is a branch of medicine that involves the study and treatment of heart disorders and blood vessels. A person with heart disease or cardiovascular disease is required to visit a cardiologist. A cardiologist is trained and specializes in diagnosing and treating heart-related diseases; he/she may carry out a series of cardiology tests, and may also perform certain procedures like heart catheterizations, angioplasty, or inserting a pacemaker if the need arises.
What Does a Cardiologist Do?
A cardiologist starts by reviewing the patient’s medical history and then performs a series of physical examinations that includes checking the blood pressure, heart rate, weight, and breathing. Some of the issues may be diagnosed by the symptoms and the doctor’s findings during the examination; for others, he/she might carry out additional cardiology tests such as an ECG, X-ray, or even a blood test. A cardiologist can suggest some lifestyle and medicinal changes, depending on each case.
When to See a Cardiologist?
Here are some reasons to visit a cardiologist TODAY:-
Apart from these, if you feel any of the below symptoms, you should look for a “cardiologist near me” without any delay:-
What Kinds of Cardiology Tests are Recommend or Performed by a Cardiologist?
What are the Diseases treated by Cardiologists?
What Kinds of Procedure does a Cardiologist Perform?
How Does a Cardiologist Become Certified?
To become a certified cardiologist, a doctor has to undergo five & a half years of training in M.B.B.S from a medical college. After completing the graduation, they have to take a post-graduation course in internal medicine that is for three years followed by a super specialization degree in cardiology. During the training phase, a cardiologist receives intensive and specialized training on how to accurately evaluate, diagnose and treat a variety of acute and chronic heart conditions.
Dr. Divaanshu Gupta
Dr. Divaanshu Gupta is a cardiac anaesthesiologist in Manipal Hospital, Jaipur. He has done his M.B.B.S. as well as M.D. Anaesthesia from S.M.S. Medical College. He has a vast experience of working in various critical care units of government as well as corporate hospitals.