What Is a Cardiologist
Cardiologists are very important health professionals in India because of the prevalence of heart disease. In addition to treating cardiovascular diseases, cardiologists promote healthy heart habits through education and prevention.
What Does a Cardiologist Do
In addition to working in hospitals, cardiologists also practice in private practices and treat heart attacks, heart failure, heart valve disease, arrhythmias, and high blood pressure. Cardiologists diagnose patients through physical examinations, ordering tests-such as EKG’s, blood tests, exercise stress tests- and interpreting results. Furthermore, cardiologists can perform procedures such as implanting a pacemaker or inserting a cardiac catheter and prescribe medicine. They can also offer lifestyle advice, such as diet, exercise, and stress reduction. New treatments can be developed by cardiologists by teaching in universities and conducting research in laboratories.
Education and Training
Cardiologists are doctors who are specifically in medical school. Cardiologists concentrate on heart-related specialties after graduating from medical school. Medical school training comprises four years, followed by three years of internal medicine training and three more years of cardiology training. The average cardiologist undergoes at least 10 years of medical training.
Reasons to See a Cardiologist
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should see a cardiologist. You should see a cardiologist if you experience:
Shortness of Breath
You should see a physician immediately if you can not catch your breath due to an underlying heart problem. If you have severe shortness of breath.
An unsteady sensation in the head, such as dizziness, can be attributed to a variety of conditions, such as heart disease or unstable blood pressure.
The fainting process is characterized by sudden loss of consciousness, caused by low blood flow to the brain. Lightheadedness and dizziness are common signs of fainting. It is important to discuss fainting spells with your physician, especially if it is happening regularly. These spells can be caused by a variety of factors, including low blood sugar, panic attacks, anemia, and heart disease.
Angina, also known as chest pain, results from not getting enough oxygen to the heart. Some chest pain can spread to the arm, shoulder, or jaw, so it’s important to seek medical attention right away.
You should addressed to the doctor if you have any of these symptoms along with chest pain:
- Under your breastbone, you may feel a sudden tightness or pressure
- You may experience jaw pain, left arm pain, or back pain
- Pain in the chest, especially after a period of inactivity, accompanied by shortness of breath
- Feeling nauseated, dizzy, breathing rapidly, confused, or sweating excessively
- The heart rate is very slow or the blood pressure is very low
- Fluttering Sensation in the Chest
There are several ways to experience heart flutters:
- Palpitations (fast beats)
- The heart “skipping a beat”
- Erratic thumping in the chest
- A racing heart
- Your doctor should be consulted if you experience fluttering sensations.
What to Expect at the Cardiologist
In addition to discussing your symptoms and habits with your cardiologist, he or she may perform a series of tests to determine the type of cardiovascular condition you have. Testing may include:
- Cardiac catheterization
- Cardiac biopsy
- Stress test
Your cardiologist will evaluate your heart health after these tests are completed, and he or she will suggest a treatment plan after analyzing your results. In cardiology, we find coronary artery disease, congenital heart disease, and vascular disease.