Cardiology is a branch of medicine, which deals with diseases as well as abnormalities related to the heart. A cardiologist not only diagnoses disorders related to the heart and the entire circulatory system but also offers treatment to cure the same. There is a wide range of issues linked with the heart such as congenital heart defects, valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, heart failure and electrophysiology. A cardiologist deals with their treatment.
You should immediately consult a cardiologist if you demonstrate symptoms such as chest pain, anxiety, palpitation, dizziness, sweating, pain in jaw or neck, pressure in vocal cords, severe pressure in chest, irregular pulse, difficult in swallowing etc. People with a family history of heart problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol level should also visit a cardiologist for regular check-ups. Patients with swollen gums usually suffer from a heart condition. A smoker and a diabetic person is also at risk of a heart problem and should visit a cardiologist.
There are many different specialization areas of cardiologist.Primarily, there are four kinds of cardiologists. First is non-invasive cardiologist who helps people prevent as well as mange their heart diseases. Then there are invasive cardiologists. They perform diagnostic procedure such as cardiac catheterization. Advanced treatments such as balloon angioplasty are performed by Interventional cardiologists. Then there are electrophysiologists who study the bio-electrical impulses of heart. Some specialize in surgeries related to the heart. They are known as cardio-surgeons.
The consultation fee of a cardiologist in Delhi begins at Rs 750.
Heart transplant surgery in Delhi costs between Rs.18 and Rs.40 lakhs . The cost of Cardiac Ablation is around Rs. 1.8 to 2.25 lakhs in Delhi.
Cardiologists offer different kind of treatments as per the need of the patient.
Ablation: Heart problems such as arrythmia are treated by a process known as Catheter ablation.
Angioplasty and Stenting: Patients with blockage in coronary arteries undergo angioplasty and stenting to remove the blockage.
Heart Transplant: Patients with heart failure go in for heart transplant to restore their health and well-being.
Heart Valve Repair: Patients who have a valve problem, undergo heart valve repair surgery. Three of the most common are valvuloplasty, traditional heart valve surgery and minimally invasive heart valve surgery.
Pacemakers- Pacemakers are used for patients with a slow heartbeat.