Cardiologists are doctors that go on to specialise in diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases that mainly affect the heart and blood vessels. As a cardiologist, you can work with a range of patients, from babies and young infants through to the elderly.
Types of test in cardiology
- ECG :-Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG) is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed on the skin. ... In a conventional 12-lead ECG, ten electrodes are placed on the patient's limbs and on the surface of the chest.
- ECHO :-An echocardiogram, often referred to as a cardiac echo or simply an echo, is a sonogram of the heart. Echocardiography has become routinely used in the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of patients with any suspected or known heart diseases. It is one of the most widely used diagnostic tests in cardiology.
- TMT :-TMT is exercise ECG and observation of patient during a graded stress. In males in the ages 30 and above with a normal ECG it gives a good information about the exercise tolerance and ECG changes during the exercise which increases the product of heart rate and blood pressure. This product called the double product increases the oxygen demand of heart.