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Heart Doctor : Everything You Want To Know Before Seeing One

Cardiologists more commonly known as heart doctors are trained medical doctors who specialize in giving diagnosis, treatment and prognosis to patients who has a heart disease.

What are the functions of a Heart Doctor?

Heart Doctor : Everything You Want To Know Before Seeing OneDiagnosis-One of the first function of heart doctors is to make an assessment of your condition called a diagnosis. During this process the doctor can do any from taking your heart rate to ordering blood tests for you.

Treatment-After the diagnosis, heart doctors will make a recommendation for treatment. A recommendation for treatment can be as simple as exercising lightly for three days a week to pharmacological treatment in the form of prescription drugs. The treatment can be a combination of more than one treatment method.

Prognosis- This is the outcome you are likely to have with your heart disease. The prognosis can be made before treatment, where the cardiologist makes a prediction your overcome based on the history of other patients with the heart condition you have. Heart doctors can also make a prognosis after initiating treatment. This is normally done in set intervals of a month, three months, six month and a year after starting treatment.

When do you need to see a heart doctor?

There are certain risk factors that will decide whether you need to see a cardiologist or not. Some of these risk factors are:

  • Obesity-Being overweight
  • Comorbidity- Having other diseases such as hypertension and diabetes
  • Age-The older you are the greater the chances of you developing a heart disease
  • Not exercising enough and having a poor diet high in fat

If you have any of these risk factors, if might be time for you to see a heart doctor. Do not wait until it is too late; take your health into your hands today.

Dr. Seldon, a Heart Doctor and Cardiologist in New York City, offers same day appointments and all testing is done on site.  Call us at (212) 367-8000.



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