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What does a cardiologist do? Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms? Dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain, change in the beating pattern of your heart, a noticeable heart beat (palpitations). If yes, you might need to see your cardiologist. A cardiologist treats diseases of the heart and the blood vessel related to the heart. Anybody with symptoms of a heart disease may be referred to a cardiologist by his/her physician. Cardiology falls under the branch known as internal medicine. Unlike a cardiac surgeon, a cardiologist will not perform any heart surgeries; the cardiologist diagnoses diseases and tries to treat and cure by medical means. Cardiology can involve many tests that help in coming to an accurate diagnosis. Cardiologists treat patients who have had a heart attack, or some sort of heart failure, or any other one of the numerous heart problems that plague our modern society. They make decisions about the necessity of heart surgery, or any other cardiac procedure. Some of the heart diseases that a cardiologist treats are: atherosclerosis that can lead to heart attacks, coronary heart disease (CAD), congestive heart disease, high blood cholesterol , hypertension, pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, hypertension. Cardiologists also provide advice to people with risk to avoid cardiac diseases, and also advice on how to prevent recurrences. It is advisable to see a cardiologist if you have a family history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, or if you are suffering from diabetes, are a smoker, or have started a new exercise regimen. The Narayana Health Group have a reputation of being in the upper echelon of cardiac care. With doctors and staff commited to providing the very best care available, Narayana Health Group should be the first choice when it comes to treating cardiac diseases and to maintain cardiac health. The doctors at Narayana Health Group, Shimoga, work with the best equipment and facilities, ensuring that the patient receives nothing lesser than the best. Narayana Health Group’s top notch cardiology department will help diagnose, treat, and also prevent heart disease. An appointment is only a phone call, or a click away.