Heart is one of the principal organs of the body entrusted with the important function of pumping blood throughout the body while also receiving the impure (deoxygenated) blood and sending it to lungs for purification (oxygenation). The heart beats for around 3 billion times and pumps around 400 million litres of blood during an average adult life (approximately 75 years). Heart is obviously burdened to do a function that is critical to survival. Thus keeping heart healthy is central to the healthy functioning of the human body. 
                
As heart and its functioning is very complicated, a lot of factors can cause multiple heart problems. The symptoms can vary among patients and also the symptoms of different types of heart diseases can be similar. Heart problems are diagnosed by a specialist called Cardiologist and if surgical intervention is not needed, then it can be treated by the same doctor. If surgical intervention is needed, the cardiologist refers the patient to a Cardiac Surgeon. And now in this online world, things have changed where you can get in touch with well experienced doctors and consulting cardiologist online is very convenient. They will examine you and will guide you with the necessary treatment. So book your cardiology appointment online soon!

USUAL SYMPTOMS OF HEART DISEASES
The symptoms of heart diseases are highly subjective and can vary from highly innocuous like minor breathing problems, coldness or weakness in the limbs to highly disturbing ones like severe pain in the chest, back, jaw or severe discomfort in the chest. Sometimes observable symptoms develop after a long time and can cause severe damage to the body before the patient actually consults a doctor. The most common symptoms include:

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Feeling your own heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath sometimes even at rest or while lying down
  • Extreme tiredness on exertion
  • Faintness or dizziness
  • Swelling in feet
  • Chest tightness, pain or discomfort
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Excessive sweating


Since the symptoms of heart diseases coincide with many other diseases, patients sometimes don’t realize that they are suffering from a particular disease before some irreversible damage occurs. Also heart diseases run in the family and a person is more vulnerable to developing a heart disease when compared to a person who doesn’t have a similar history. Males are more prone to develop a heart disease when compared to females. Now you can get the right consultation sitting at home through cardiology online consultation. Get your online appointment and start your treatment immediately. 

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Frequently asked questions about Cardiologist

What is Cardiac consultation?

It is an appointment with a cardiologist who helps you to diagnose and treat the symptoms that arise out of the underlying disease or malfunction in the heart or associated structures.

Is Cardiology consultation getting done online possible?

With the advent of modern technology, it is very possible for the patient experiencing symptoms of cardiovascular disease to at least get a probabilistic diagnosis by connecting with the leading cardiologists on an online platform. Then the cardiologist can advise the patient for further process to confirm the diagnosis and get treated at the earliest. Get your cardiology appointment online and diagnose the actual issue and treatment required for it. 

What is the right age to consult a Cardiologist?

There is no specific thumb rule in matter of age for consulting a cardiologist. A cardiologist should be consulted if any of the symptoms conclusive of a cardiovascular disease appears or if you have a family history of heart diseases, presence of other conditions like obesity, elevated blood pressure or diabetes. 

How often should I consult a Cardiologist?

It is not necessary to often consult a cardiologist. The cardiologist, after the initial consultation, advises the patient for follow ups. You can get updates from your cardiology online consultation.

What is the cost of consulting a Cardiologist online?

The cost of different cardiologists differ depending on their expertise and the number of years of experience. Usually it varies between Rs. 800 to Rs. 3000 for a single consultation.

Are online Cardiologists qualified?

MediFlam has a stringent process of checking the qualifications of cardiology online doctors that are taken on the platform so that the patients get access to the best qualified doctors to get the best possible diagnosis.

What are some of the questions I must ask my Cardiologist about my heart?

Some of the common questions that one should ask are:

  • I have a family of heart disease. How much should I worried about my heart and should I get tested for diagnosing it?
  • I have a high blood pressure. How much does it affect my heart?
  • I am obese and also have diabetes. Should I be worried about my heart?
  • Should I take aspirin daily?
  • What kind of exercises help me to keep my heart healthy?
  • What are reliable online resources available to understand heart health and boost it?
  • What are alarming signs that indicate early heart disease?
When should you consult a Cardiologist?

As mentioned earlier, the symptoms usually develop once the disease advances. One should consider consulting a cardiologist online if:

  • One has a family history of heart diseases
  • Sudden chest pain or discomfort
  • Persistent shortness of breath
  • Light-headedness, dizziness or fainting

If you develop any of the symptoms and also fall under the following criteria

  • Male above 50 years of age 
  • Having conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc.
  • Regular smoking or alcohol consumption
How to connect with the best Cardiologists in India?

Our platform picks the best cardiologists from the whole country so that the patients can connect and get the best diagnosis while being in the comfort of sitting at home by taking a cardiology appointment online.

What other conditions are usually present with heart diseases?

Patients suffering from heart diseases usually also present with high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol or diabetes. These conditions aggravate the underlying disease of the heart. It is very important to manage these conditions along with the disease to have a better outcome of the treatment.

Why Should You Consult Mediflam For Cardiac Online Consultation?

MediFlam has a panel of some of the best cardiologists available in India for cardiology appointment online. We at MediFlam make sure that our platform provides hassle free experience to the patient as well as the doctor at the best cost possible. Our doctors work in close conjunction with the patients so as to provide them quick diagnosis, treatment and regular follow ups. 

What are the early signs of heart disease?

The early signs can be some of the most common occurrences like indigestion and stomach pain with feeling of vomiting or can be severe like persistent shortness of breath, profuse sweating and pain or discomfort that starts in the chest and spreads to the back, jaw, left arm or left leg. Depending on the severity of the disease and other risk factors examined by consulting cardiologist online, the symptoms can vary and the decision to consult doctor can be taken.

How to approach mild chest pain?

Mild chest pain can be caused by a variety of factors including muscle pain, indigestion or stress or can be result of a severe cause like heart disease or a blood clot in the lungs. Mild chest pain can be approached by performing various first aid procedures and lying down. If the symptom persists or if the pain radiates to the left arm, back or left side of the jaw, take an aspirin if you are not allergic and try finding help to reach to a doctor as soon as possible.

What is ECG (Electrocardiogram)?

It is the measurement of the electrical activity of the heart. A cardiologist can detect any abnormality in your ECG and can diagnose the underlying disease or prescribe other tests like echocardiography, treadmill test, etc. to further confirm the diagnosis.

Heart has the function of pumping blood throughout the body including itself. Life threatening diseases can occur if something happens to the normal functioning of the heart or its associated structures. The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of heart related diseases is called Cardiology. Heart has intrinsic electrical activity and beats on its own ensuring unidirectional flow of blood. Anything that affects these normal functions can lead to serious diseases. The different diseases involving different structures present with sometimes different symptoms or sometimes quite common symptoms. For initial stage of any cardiology problem, one can take try consulting cardiologist online, to understand what is the issue. 

Usual symptoms of heart valve diseases: 

  • Pain in the chest
  • Swelling in the stomach area
  • Tiredness
  • Shortness of breath, particularly when active or while lying down
  • Leg swelling
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Irregular heartbeat

Usual symptoms of disruptions in the electrical activity of the heart: 

  • Irregular heartbeat that is either faster or slower than normal
  • Pain in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Anxiety
  • Light-headedness or dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Excessive sweating

Usual symptoms when normal blood flow to the heart muscle is reduced:

Sometimes the main blood vessels that supply the heart muscle narrow due to deposition of cholesterol plaques causing a condition called atherosclerosis. When sufficient blood doesn’t reach the heart muscle, there is a strong pain in the heart that radiates to the back, left arm, jaw, chin, etc. The pain is very severe and needs immediate medical attention. The symptoms include:

  • Chest pain or severe tightness in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Feeling the heartbeat
  • Coughing
  • Swelling in the legs or feet
  • Difficulty in sleeping

IS CARDIOLOGIST A SURGEON?

A cardiologist is the one who diagnoses the disease and treats it with medications if possible. If a heart bypass surgery is required, the cardiologist refers the case to a cardiac surgeon who then performs the required surgery to treat the disease.

WHAT DO CARDIOLOGISTS DO WHILE EXAMINING A PATIENT?
A cardiologist takes thorough history of the patient suspected of a heart disease. Physical auscultation is done and blood pressure is measured. If needed, tests like ECG (electrocardiogram), echocardiogram and treadmill test are done. Based on the results of these tests, evaluation of the patient is done and if required, further course of treatment plan is discussed.

WHAT ARE THE TESTS PERFORMED BY A CARDIOLOGIST?
The usual tests performed by a cardiologist are ECG (electrocardiogram), echocardiogram and treadmill test are done. Holter monitoring and transesophageal echocardiography are some of the other tests that are recommended by a cardiologist depending on the patient’s condition and underlying disease. 

WHERE CAN I KNOW MORE ABOUT CARDIAC SURGERIES?
One can find more about the heart and the procedures that are done for heart on standard websites like Webmd, Wikipedia, Mayoclinic, Healthline, etc. It is very important to refer to standard websites and not just believe on anything that is written on the internet as these opinions are not verified by the medical fraternity. 
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