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Cardiology from Greek word kardia meaning “heart” and logia means “study”, is a branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the heart (be it human or animal). This field includes the medical diagnosis and treatments of the congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, electrophysiology and valvular heart disease.
Physicians who specialize in cardiology field are called as cardiologists, a specialty of internal medicine. Physicians who specialize in cardiac surgery are called as cardiothoracic surgeons or cardiac surgeons, a specialty of general surgery. Pediatric cardiologists are pediatricians who specialize in cardiology.
All the cardiologists study the disorders of the heart, but the study of the adult and child heart disorders are done through different training pathways. Therefore, an adult cardiologist, often called as a cardiologist is inadequately trained to take care of children and the pediatric cardiologists are inadequately trained to take care of the adults. The surgical aspects are not included in cardiology as they are in the field of the cardiothoracic surgery. For example, the cardiopulmonary bypass and coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) are both surgical procedures that are performed by these surgeons and not the cardiologists.
- Adult Cardiology
Cardiology is a specialty of internal medicine. In order to a be a cardiologist in the United States, a 3-year residency in the internal medicine is followed by a 3-year fellowship in cardiology. It is possible to specialize further in a sub-specialty. The recognized sub-specialties in the United States by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) are:
- Echocardiography: It uses ultrasound to study the mechanical function/physics of the heart. The ultrasound waves are used to create images of the heart chambers, valves and surrounding structures. It can measure the cardiac output, i.e. how well the heart is pumping the blood and determine the pericarditis, the inflammation levels around the heart. It can also help to determine the structural abnormalities or infections of the heart valves.
- Cardiac electrophysiology: It refers to the study of the electrical properties and conduction disease of the heart. During an electrophysiology study (EPS) of the heart, the catheters are threaded into a vein at the top of the leg and guided to the heart under fluoroscopy. These catheters measure the electrical signals within the heart. EPS of the heart may be performed to determine whether a patient needs a pacemaker, why somebody is fainting and helps to decide the best treatment for patients with arrhythmias.
- Nuclear cardiology: It includes nuclear medicines to visualize the uptake of an isotope by the heart using the radioactive sources. It uses nuclear imaging techniques in the non-invasive study of the cardiovascular diseases and disorders, including SPECT (single-photon-emission computed tomography), infarction imaging, myocardial perfusion imaging and planar imaging. The nuclear cardiologist uses radioactive materials.
Interventional cardiology: It uses intravascular catheter-based techniques with the fluoroscopy for the treatment of the structural and ischemic diseases of the heart. It is used to treat the valvular, congenital cardiac and the coronary artery diseases. The interventional cardiologists may perform angioplasties, congenital heart defect corrections, valvuloplasties and the coronary thrombectomies.
Recognized sub-specialties in the United States by the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (AOABOS) include:
- Interventional cardiology
- Clinical cardiac electrophysiology
Pediatric cardiology is a specialty of pediatrics. In order to be a pediatric cardiologist in the United States, a 3-year residency in pediatrics is followed by a 3-year fellowship in pediatric cardiology.
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A Brief History of Cardiology
William-Harvey (1578-1657), an English physician was the first to describe the systemic circulation and the properties of blood that is pumped through the body by the heart.
Raymond de Vieussens (1635-1715), a French anatomy professor, described the structure of the chamber and the vessels of the heart. He is credited as the first doctor to describe the left ventricle in the heart accurately and remembered for his research in cardiology and his anatomical studies of the brain, heart and the spinal cord.
Stephen Hales (1677-1761), a clergyman whose scientific contributions in the fields of botany, pneumatic chemistry and physiology were quite considerable. He was the first person to measure the blood pressure.
French doctor, Rene-Theophile-Hyacinthe Laennec (1781-1826) invented the stethoscope and pioneered its use to diagnose a number of chest infections.
Willem Einthoven, a Dutch physiologist and a doctor, developed an electrocardiograph (ECG or EKG).
American doctor James Bryan Herrick (1861-1954) described the signs of symptoms of the heart disease by explaining that it is caused due to hardening of the arteries.
The first ever heart surgery was performed by an American surgeon and a medical researcher Robert E. Gross (1905-1988).
Charles Hufnagel (1916-1989), an American surgeon created the first artificial heart valve to repair an aortic valve.
F. John Lewis (1916-1993), an American surgeon performs the first open heart surgery.
Dr. John H. Gibbon (1903-1973), an American surgeon invented a heart-lung machine.
J.R Jude, an American cardiologist and a team at the Johns Hopkins University performed the first external cardiac massage to restart a heart.
American surgeons, Michael DeBakey (1908-2008) and Adrian Kantrowtiz (1918-2008), implanted mechanical devices to help a diseased heart.
South African surgeon, Christiaan Barnard performed the first whole heart transplant from one person to another.
William DeVeris (1943), an American cardiothoracic surgeon performed the first total artificial heart (TAH) designed by an American physician, Robert Jarvik.
- Do I need blood tests before my appointment with the doctor?
- If you have had recent blood tests (within 6 months) through your primary care provider, bring a copy of your results to your appointment. Contact us to know more details.
- Do I need a referral from my primary care physician to see the cardiologist?
- No, you do not need a referral from your primary care physician to see the cardiologist. All you have to do is send us your medical report and be rest assured. We will help you choose the best suitable surgeon for you, after consulting the experts.
- If I’m concerned about my risk for heart disease, when should I see a doctor?
- No matter what your age is, you should talk with a cardiologist if you’re concerned about heart disease or feel uncomfortable about your family history. Tell your doctor about any family history of high cholesterol, heart attacks in immediate family members at young ages, enlarged heart or congestive heart failure. Remember, the earliest symptoms of heart disease may not be chest pain instead they may be fatigue or shortness of breath.
- If someone in my family has heart disease, what are some of the things I can do to protect myself?
- Talk to your doctor. He or she should evaluate your family history and lifestyle. You might receive counselling on improving your diet and making exercise a regular part of your life. If your cholesterol levels are high, your physician may recommend medications to help lower cholesterol and decrease your risk of a first heart attack. In addition, some people may benefit from an ultra fast CT, which may be helpful in assessing people at higher risk who require a more aggressive approach to prevention.
- What can I do to prevent heart disease?
- First of all, don’t smoke! Quit smoking on your own or with the support of a physician. Ask your doctor to screen you regularly for cardiovascular risk factors, such as diabetes and hypertension. Cut cholesterol, trim the fat from your diet, exercise and maintain a healthy weight. It’s best to understand risk factors now so you can avoid cardiovascular disease 20, 30 or 40 years down the road. Prevention is better than waiting for the warning signs of heart disease that happen after damage already has been done.
- How do I make an appointment with the best cardiologist in India?
- All you have to do is send us your medical report and be rest assured. We will choose the best suitable surgeon for you, after consulting the experts.
- Why choose Cardiology Treatments Through India Cardiac Surgery Consultants?
- India Cardiac Surgery Consultants have an association with the best cardiac hospitals and cardiologists who offer a more personalized approach than other cardiology practices in India. We help the overseas patients by choosing the best treatment facility for treating cardiac diseases and conditions in India. To know more, send us your query by filling up our free consultation form.
- How do you get more benefits from Best Cardiologist in India?
- The best cardiologist in India not only perform the best possible treatment, but also the costs incurred are nearly a quarter of that expended in the Western nations.
- I can only speak my native language?
- Yes. Many hospitals in India have language translators to help you communicate better and effortlessly with the doctors and medical staff.
- How will I get an Indian Medical Visa?
- To know about the procedure of getting an Indian Medical Visa, please go to our website where you will find all the details regarding the initial procedure. You can also send us a query regarding the same.
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