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Ask a Cardiologist Online for cardiologist advice with free followups on complex heart conditions which include: Arrhythmia, Angina, Atrial fibrillation, Coronary artery disease, Cardiac catheterization, Stents, Valvular heart disease, Mitral valve prolapse, Mitral or aortic valve repair or replacement, Bypass surgery, Pacemaker placement, Aortic aneurysm, Myocardial aneurysm, Atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale (PFO), Peripheral vascular disease, Heart failure, Cardiomyopathy, and Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
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Are you concerned about your heart condition? Want simple detailed answers about symptoms, given diagnosis, possible diagnosis or medications you take. We are here to help. Our online cardiologists with lot of passion for their field will clarify all your doubts and will put your mind at ease. They help you get a better understanding of cardiovascular diseases.
Cardiac or heart problems can lead to many questions. You have every right to be as informed as possible about your heart condition, diagnosis and cardiac treatment options. Now you can get immediate medical advice about your heart health from board certified cardiologists online. Just ask a cardiologist on BestDoctor and get quick personalised answers to your questions directly to your inbox.
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Expert Opinion without leaving home: By using ask a cardiologist online service, patients can gain access to world renowned cardiologists that might otherwise not be possible based on geographic or time constraints.
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Ask a Heart Doctor for a Cardiology Second Opinion
Seeking a Cardiology Second Opinion is one way to learn more about any diagnostic or treatment recommendations. As medicine becomes more complex and the number of treatment options continues to multiply, getting a second opinion has become a common practice. Don't be surprised to learn how often doctors seek informal second opinions on their own patients.
Our online medical second opinion service provides access to leading cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, no matter where you live. If you are facing a complex cardiac condition or tough treatment decision, having a cardiology second opinion online from a world-class specialist can provide valuable guidance and put your mind at rest.
When to Consult our Expert Cardiologists for a Cardiology Second Opinion Online?
- To explore other treatment options prior to major heart surgery or procedure
- After heart surgery, if you are experiencing new symptoms
- Prior to non-emergency procedures such as a pacemaker placement
- To confirm that your medical diagnosis is correct
- To confirm that your physician's treatment recommendation is the best one
- To confirm that your medication regime is the best source of treatment
- Common Questions to Ask a Cardiologist If You Have:
- What distinguishes chronic angina from a heart attack?
- What are the activities or conditions that can cause me to have angina?
- Can I exercise if I have Angina?
- How should I treat my chest pain or angina when it occurs?
- When should an aortic aneurysm be repaired?
- How often should my cardiologist order tests to monitor the size of my aortic aneurysm?
- Are aortic aneurysms genetic?
- Are aortic aneurysms associated with other medical conditions?
- If I need to have my aortic aneurysm repaired, should I undergo an open-repair or an endovascular repair?
- Can I exercise if I have aortic aneurysm? Is there any type of exercise that should be avoided.
- What is the cause of my cardiomyopathy?
- Could a heart attack have caused my cardiomyopathy?
- Could high blood pressure contribute to my cardiomyopathy?
- Do I need to limit my physical activity because of cardiomyopathy?
- Will I need a pacemaker for my cardiomyopathy?
- Do I need to avoid certain foods because of my cardiomyopathy?
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Q: When should I consult a Cardiologist?
A: If you feel sudden onset of left sided chest pain, perspiration, sweating, uneasiness, palpitations, breathlessness on exertion etc then you should immediately consult a Cardiologist.
Q: What is a heart attack?
A: It is an emergency situation where blood supply to heart is compromised due to blockage in heart vessels.
Q: What investigations does a cardiologist usually prescribe?
A: Cardiologists usually prescribe ECG (Electrocardiogram), 2D echo (Echocardiography), TMT (Treadmill test), Coronary Angiography etc.
Q: What kind of food is harmful for the heart?
A: Foods rich in saturated fat like ghee, butter, cheese, groundnut oil, junk foods like breads, pizza, burgers, packed food items etc are harmful for your heart.
Q: What kind of exercises are beneficial for Heart?
A: Regular exercises like brisk walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, aerobics, zumba etc. are beneficial for the heart.
Q: Do Yoga and Pranayam help Heart function?
A: Yes, if done under expert guidance, both Yoga and Pranayam are very helpful to prevent heart diseases. It is also beneficial for those who already have heart disease.
Q: What is Palpitation?
A: It is subjective awareness of one’s own pulsation. Most common cause for this is anxiety. But this can be an early sign of heart disease.
Q: What is TMT?
A: It is a Treadmill Stress Test. During this test, the patient is made to walk/run on a treadmill with continuous monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate and ecg. It is to monitor your heart and its condition in exertion.
Q: What is Coronary Angiography?
A: It is direct visualization of heart vessels with the help of a dye. Main purpose of this test is to identify which vessel is blocked. It also tells you the quantity (% of block) of blockage.
Q: What are congenital heart diseases?
A: CHD (Congenital Heart disease) is mostly seen in children. They are due to a developmental defect when the baby is developing in the mother’s womb. It is usually diagnosed antenatal in the ultrasound.
Q: What is Angioplasty?
A: It is a procedure in which Stent is placed in the heart vessel after removing the blockage. It is a life saving emergency procedure.
Q: What is heart failure?
A: It is a condition in which the heart fails to meet its demand. Main function of the heart is to provide blood to different organs. When heart pumping is reduced, it is known as Heart failure.
Q: How cholesterol affects Heart function?
A: There are two main types of cholesterol, HDL and LDL. LDL cholesterol is responsible for blockage in vessels while HDL cholesterol prevents this blockage. So high HDL and low LDL cholesterol is desired.
Q: How diabetes affects Heart?
A: Uncontrolled diabetes can worsen heart conditions in all possible ways. It increases chances of uncontrolled hypertension, heart attack and heart failure. So always keep your sugar level in control.
Q: What tests should I do to prevent heart diseases?
A: You should regularly check your blood sugar, blood pressure, ECG (Electrocardiogram), 2D echo, lipid profile, hemoglobin etc.
Q: What is the effect of smoking on the Heart?
A: Smoking has a very adverse effect on the heart. It not only damages heart vessels, but also reduces pumping of heart by affecting heart muscles.
Q: What are the ways to keep your heart healthy?
A: Regular health checkups, avoiding unhealthy foods, regular aerobic exercise, avoiding stress etc are ways to keep your heart healthy.