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Overview

Cardiology is a medical discipline related to the examination and treatment of the blood vessels and the heart. The practitioner dealing with such ailments and the required treatments is known as a cardiologist. This domain falls under internal medicine. It is imperative to know that a cardiologist is different from a cardiac surgeon. A cardiologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases in the cardiovascular system. The cardiologist has a range of tests at his / her disposal like angioplasty, pacemaker insertion, and cardiac catheterizations. While heart diseases only refer to the heart, a cardiovascular disease refers to either the heart, the blood vessels or both, and Fortis Kolkata specializes in both, making it one of the best heart hospitals in Kolkata.

Department

Although in most cases, the general practitioner refers to the cardiologist only if required, but if you notice any of the below signs / symptoms, it is advised to seek professional guidance:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Pain in the chest
  • Fluctuating heart rate and / or rhythm
  • High BP

Usually, a cardiologist listens to the murmur of the heart and / or abnormal rhythm to determine a condition. If you are looking for a best cardiologist in Kolkata, look no further than Fortis Kolkata.