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We provide assessment and treatment of Cardiology service for all types of cardiovascular diseases

Looking for cardiolog services in Brooklyn? Akash Medical Care in Brooklyn, New York is here to serve you for any questions and assistance you need to ensure your heart health.

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What is cardiology?

The branch of internal medicine dealing with the diseases and disorders of the heart and its circulatory system is known as cardiology. Cardiology involves diagnosis and treatment related to the heart and blood vessels. Cardiological tests involve electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, angioplasty, cardiac catheterizations, CT (computed tomography) scans, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) etc. Cardiac medicine, lifestyle changes, cardiac exercises etc are part of cardiology too.


Who are cardiologists?

Cardiologists are medical practitioners specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of the heart and blood circulatory system. They might cut open the chest and perform surgeries if needed. Akash Medical Care has some of the best cardiology services in Brooklyn.


Types of Cardiology

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The field of cardiology is vast and there are several types of cardiology–

  • General Adult Cardiology: General cardiology involves the diagnosis, treatment and management of cardiovascular diseases. General adult cardiologists treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol, valve problems, heart attacks etc. They are also often seen as primary care physicians and treat people with several types of heart health-related problems. We can provide you with a list of doctors who provide cardiology services in Brooklyn.
  • Interventional Cardiology: If you have chronic symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath etc, you might need an interventional cardiologist. Interventional cardiology involves the most minimal invasive procedures to treat heart conditions. These doctors use catheter and similar smaller tools to perform angioplasty, stent placement etc to open blocked arteries, and improve the blood flow to the heart. If you have congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease, or chronic total occlusion, interventional cardiology is your answer.
  • Cardiac Imaging: Cardiac imaging specialists are also non-invasive imaging cardiologists. They use different imaging techniques such as CT scans, cardiac MRI, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology to diagnose and treat heart conditions without any intrusive process. When you have an already diagnosed heart condition that needs to be monitored, this is the doctor you go to to determine your heart’s anatomy and function. Coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathy are the most commonly treated by imaging cardiology.
  • Heart Failure/Cardiac Transplant: When the heart cannot pump blood properly, it causes heart failure. Then it needs medication, devices, and in serious cases, heart transplantation. These are done by cardiac transplant specialists.  
  • Electrophysiology: The diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmia or heart rhythm disorders is known as electrophysiology. It involves the use of electrocardiography or wearable monitors, or long term implantable monitors to record heart rhythm and assess the condition. Electrophysiologists use techniques such as defibrillators, implantation of pacemakers, cardiac ablation (creates scar tissue to eliminate electrical short circuits and even out erratic rhythms) etc to manage irregular heart rhythms. 
  • Preventive Cardiology: Preventive cardiology specializes in preventing heart issues by assessing risk factors, managing cholesterol and blood pressure, promoting healthy lifestyle changes. Preventive cardiologists also give advice on nutrition and exercise.
  • Pediatric Cardiology: Pediatric cardiology focuses on treating the heart conditions of infants, toddlers, and adolescents. Heart rhythm abnormalities, congenital heart defects, and other cardiac issues that are commonly seen in young patients are treated by pediatric cardiologists.
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation: In these programs, patients are treated to recover from heart attacks, cardiac surgery, or managing chronic heart conditions. Cardiologists design education, exercise, and lifestyle programs matching individual patients’ needs. 

Cardiology Services in Brooklyn

If you are looking for cardiology services in Brooklyn, New York, you are welcome to Akash Medical Care. Our cardiology services in Brooklyn cover a wide range of medical care including diagnosis, treatments, preventive measures related to heart health and cardiovascular conditions. These services are–

  • Diagnostic Testing: To diagnose your cardiac issues, our cardiologists use many diagnostic tests including blood tests, stress tests, electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart), Holter monitoring, cardiac catheterization, CT scans, MRI and many more.
  • Preventive Care: Preventive cardiac care refers to mitigating heart health-risks by counseling patients on better lifestyle, quitting smoking and drinking, managing hypertension with medicine, dietary changes, controlling cholesterol levels, diabetes, obesity, encouraging regular check-ups for a better heart health.
  • Treatment and Management: After the diagnosis of a cardiovascular condition has been diagnosed, our cardiologists of Akash Medical Care will devise treatment plans according to a patient’s needs or refer to another specialist. Treatment options may involve medication, exercises, dietary changes, surgical intervention such as bypass surgery or even heart transplantation.
  • Telecardiology: With the advancement of technology, telecardiology service has saved a lot of time and cost. Patients can be monitored, diagnosed, and treated remotely via telemedicine and are not required to make visits.
  • Referrals: If we cannot provide any cardiology service, we refer you to trustworthy specialists elsewhere.


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Common Cardiac Diseases:

  1. Hypertension: High blood pressure is known as hypertension. Continuous high blood pressure leads to heart-health complications such as coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, and other vascular issues.
  2. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD): When the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle are narrowed or blocked, the condition is known as Coronary artery disease. Atherosclerosis which refers to the build-up of plaque in the arteries is the cause behind CAD. It leads to chest pain or heart attacks. 
  3. Heart Failure: Heart failure happens when the heart cannot pump the sufficient amount of blood that the body needs. There are several causes behind heart failure such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart valve disorders, weakened heart muscle etc.
  4. Arrhythmia: There are some common types of arrhythmias – atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, ventricular arrhythmias. Arrhythmias are irregular heart rhythms that cause the heart either to beat too fast or too slow.
  5. Congenital Heart Defects: During birth some people have structural heart issues. These can be severe and can affect the walls, valves, or blood vessels of the heart. Some of these are minor but some are serious and need surgery. 
  6. Heart Valve Disease: Narrowing of the aortic valve, valve prolapse, leaky valves etc cause the valves to dysfunction and give symptoms such as fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath etc.
  7. Pericardial Disease: Pericardium is the layer surrounding the heart and the conditions like inflammation, fluid accumulation, or constriction of the pericardium are known as pericardial diseases that affect the heart’s functions. 
  8. Cardiomyopathies: The heart diseases that affect the heart muscles, making it difficult for the heart to pump blood, are called cardiomyopathies. There are different types–hypertrophic, dilated, and restrictive cardiomyopathies.

When should you see a cardiologist?

  • Severe chest pain 
  • Discomfort in shoulders, neck, arms or jaws
  • Shortness of breath
  • High blood pressure
  • Abnormally slow or fast heart rate
  • Swelling in the legs and leg ulcers
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • A family history of heart diseases
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Swollen gums
  • A history of drinking and smoking
  • Difficult pregnancy, preeclampsia
  • Starting a new exercise program 
  • Primary care doctor’s recommendation
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