Cardiology - Adult
At Narayana Health, we specialise in the treatment of heart disorders and ailments, making sure that all your cardiological needs are taken care of with the best-in-class treatments and services available.
With highly qualified and trained experts, our cardiology team at Narayana Health has made incredible pioneering advances in the field of cardiological procedures and treatments at an incredible pace and an overwhelming success rate in the past few years.
At Narayana Health, we offer advanced treatment for the following heart disorders:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Myocardial infarction
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Angina Pectoris
- Heart Arrhythmia
- Heart Failure
- Atrial Fibrillation among many others
We at Narayana Health believe in providing the best to our patients, which is why we offer the most advanced treatment and facilities to our patients, some of which include the following:
- Diagnostic Electrophysiology studies
- Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmias
- Lead Extraction
- Resynchronization therapy for heart failure
- Transtelephonic arrhythmia monitoring
- Pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillators and follow-up treatment
With the primary goal of patient comfort and complete cure in mind, we at Narayana Health work tirelessly and dedicatedly to provide the best care to our patients.
Narayana Health is where you find brilliance and treatment expertise combined with the human touch.
Cardiology - Adult FAQ's
If you’re living an unhealthy lifestyle or you have a genetic predisposition that puts you at risk of heart attack or stroke, then your primary care doctor will refer you to a cardiologist. This may occur if your physician notices red flags in your physical exam or tests that puts you at risk for heart disease. Indicators such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure are strong risk factors for heart disease. A cardiologist specializes in diagnosing treating problems concerning the heart, arteries, and veins.
Electrocardiogram (ECG): This test will record the electrical activity of the heartbeat. This will help the doctor determine if the activity is normal, slow, fast or irregular. It also helps them understand if any part of your heart is under strain and is being overworked.
Ambulatory ECG: Records the heart’s rhythms while the person is engaged in a physical activity like running or walking on a treadmill. Small metal electrodes are stuck on the patient’s chest that help record the heart’s rhythm.
Stress test: This shows the heart’s activity when you’re exercising, and while you’re resting. This test will determine the limitations and performance levels of your heart.
Echocardiogram: Provides an ultrasound picture that displays the structure of the heart chamber and its surroundings. This is done to detect inflammation and infections in the heart valves.
Once you’re referred to a cardiologist by your primary care doctor, they will become a key player in your heart care. This means that they will manage your care for a long period and ensure that you get the right treatments according to your diagnosis. It’s necessary that on your first visit to the cardiologist, they are aware of your overall condition, the results of your tests, medical history, lifestyle, habits and the changes in your health over time.
Here’s a checklist of everything to keep in mind while you visit your cardiologist for the first time.
- Compile your personal health history
- Get copies of medical records
- Write down your symptoms
- Assess if anyone in your family tree has a history of heart disease
- Gather your test results if any and a list of medications you have been pr
- Make a list of any queries you may have for your doctor
The common notion is to see a cardiologist and have an annual physical examination when you get into the middle ages. However, a cardiac test is necessary only when you’re at risk of heart failure or experiencing chest pains (Angina). It is also a good idea to get checked if you suffer from risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood sugar levels and high blood pressure.
A cardiologist is a practitioner of Internal medicine. They don’t perform surgeries, that’s the job of the cardiac surgeon. There is a speciality called Invasive cardiology, where cardiologists do perform procedures like cardiac catheterizations, but cardiology is not a surgical speciality. Cardiologists will refer you to a cardiothoracic surgeon in case of invasive surgery.