Medical Registration Verified
Dr. Yoganna S P is a Physician who is presently Chairman at Suyog Hospital. He was Formerly the Professor at Mysore Medical Colleg, Mysore.
Q: What does a Heart specialist do?
A: A heart specialist examines the heart and the blood vessels to diagnose and treat various cardiovascular diseases. Heart specialists trained in surgery open the chest to perform operations.
Q: When do you need to see a cardiologist?
A: One needs to visit a cadiologist if they experience symptoms such as pain in chest, shortness of breath, irregular heart beats, high blood pressure or dizziness.
Q: What to expect at your first visit to heart specialist?
A: At your visit to the cardiologist, a total review of the medical history and a complete physical exam will be done which includes measuring the blood pressure and heart rate. A cardiac exam is conducted where tests such as electrocardiogram are conducted to assess for risk of coronary artery disease.
Q: How do heart-specialist check for blocked arteries?
A: Heart specialists generally advise tests such as stress electrocardiogram, 2D echo, CT Scans, ultrasound, lipid profile test, Chest X Ray, and angiogram to look for blocked arteries.
Q: Can you see a heart-specilist directly?
A: The process of visiting a heart specialist varies in different countries and are subject to various health insurance policies. Some patients may directly visit a heart specialist, but certain health care plans may require a referral from a primary care physician.