FAQ's by Dr. Kedar Kulkarni - Cardiovascular Surgeon in Pune
What does a Heart specialist do?
A cardiologist is a physician who treats the heart and its disease by diagnosing and medicating. Unlike cardiac surgeons, they do not perform surgical procedures. They see patients with routine heart check-up and also complex cases of heart disease and heart conditions. Dr. Kedar Kulkarni provides treatment for all kinds of heart-related problems.
Who is an Interventional Cardiologist?
Interventional cardiologists are trained in cardiology and continue to the additional training in interventional cardiology. This extra training allows them to perform minimally invasive procedures involving small incisions and catheters instead of traditional surgery. These procedures are used to diagnose and treat diseases such as heart valve disorders, coronary artery disease, congenital heart disease, endocarditis, peripheral artery disease etc.
Who is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon?
Cardiothoracic surgeons are heart surgeons who perform surgery in the area of the heart and lungs. They have extensive experience in complex, life-saving procedures and cardiac care, including advanced, specialized procedures such as robotic and video-assisted lung surgery, minimally invasive mitral valve repair and complex neonatal repairs.
When do you need to see a cardiologist?
You can visit a heart specialist if your physician refers you for symptoms like shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain, changes in a heart beat or high blood pressure. For the best results, you can visit Dr. Kedar Kulkarni, the best heart doctor in Pune.
What to expect at your first visit to heart specialist?
A heart specialist will evaluate your medical history and risk factors for major blood vessel disease. Your heart rate, blood pressure and electrocardiogram will be obtained. You will also go through a complete cardiovascular examination. Dr. Kedar Kulkarni provides the best possible treatment.
How do heart-specialist check for blocked arteries?
Heart specialists check for blocked arteries with tests like cholesterol screening, electrocardiogram (ECG) chest X-Ray, coronary CT Scan, ultrasound, echocardiogram, and angiogram.
Can you see a heart-specialist directly?
You can go to a heart specialist directly if you suspect there is a risk of genetically related heart disease in your family which means any of your blood relatives had an early onset (below the age of 55 for men and 65 for women). A heart specialist can help you to assess the risk factor of you getting that disease and give you treatment regarding the same.