Cardiologists specialize in providing treatments for the medical condition of cardiovascular system, which includes the heart and blood vessels. They not only diagnose but also treat all the diseases affecting the heart and blood vessels. A cardiologist can perform procedures like angioplasty, heart catheterizations or inserting a pacemaker. However, major surgeries are performed by a cardiac surgeon only.
Visit to a cardiologist is not recommended on a regular basis but consulting one, of and on, will help in getting knowledge regarding the risk factors for heart diseases and required measures to be taken to prevent the same. In case of experiencing symptoms like dizziness, chest pain, change in heart rhythm, high blood pressure and shortness of breath, you ought to visit a cardiologist, who can further access the problem and start the treatment accordingly. A person with a family history of any heart disease or concerns of cholesterol or blood pressure must make a visit to the cardiologist, to avoid any further complications.
Cardiology deals in all the problems related to heart and blood vessels. Some of the sub specialties of cardiology include Cardiothoracic surgery, Adult Cardiology and Paediatric cardiology.
The normal consultation charges of cardiologists in Hyderabad range between Rs 400/- and Rs 800-/, whereas the cardiac surgeons charge between Rs 750/- and 1,500/- for consultation. The rates may vary and differ as per the treatment and duration a of medication. In case of a surgery, the rates will be according to the type of surgery required and the dose of medicines prescribed.
Some of the common treatments provided by cardiologists are:
Catheter Ablation- This is used to cure the problems like arrhythmia.
Coronary Artery Bypass surgery- Also known as Bypass surgery, is done to open the blockages or narrowing in the arteries, so that the flow of blood in the heart can be restored.
Angioplasty and Stenting- This procedure is used to reopen the coronary arteries for proper blood supply.
Heart Valve Repair- This is a surgery which is done to open the affected valves (either of the four), to help them to function smoothly.
Implantable Cardioverter defibrillator- This device is used to detect abnormal heart rhythm. It helps in correcting the conditions which may be a threat to life and restores the heart to regular rhythm.