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  • 08-Sep-23

What Is a Cardiologist?

A cardiologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. Cardiologists are highly trained healthcare professionals who play a critical role in managing various cardiac issues, from routine check-ups to complex heart surgeries.

What Does a Cardiologist Do?

A cardiologist specializes in heart health, diagnosing and treating heart conditions. They use tests like EKGs, echocardiograms, and medications to manage heart problems. Some cardiologists also perform procedures like angioplasty or stent placement to improve blood flow in the heart. They help prevent heart disease by advising on lifestyle changes and managing risk factors.


When to see a Cardiologist?

You should consider scheduling an appointment with a cardiologist, a specialized heart doctor, in various situations. If you experience severe or persistent chest pain, it's crucial to consult a cardiologist, as this symptom can be indicative of underlying heart issues. Additionally, if you find yourself frequently short of breath, especially during physical activities, or if you have consistently high blood pressure levels, seeking the expertise of a cardiologist for ongoing management and treatment is advisable.

Top Heart Specialists:

Integrated Medical Care (IMC) Hospital is a new state-of-the-art health care facility that offers medical and surgical Cardiology & Cardiothoracic services. Integrated Medical Care (IMC) Hospital has a fully equipped Cardiac Department with the latest technology in our Catheterization Laboratory (Cath Lab), Cardiac Theatre, and Critical Care Unit. Our team consists of the most experienced senior cardiologists on board with training from both USA and UK. Here at IMC, we provide non-invasive cardiac services which include ECG, Echocardiogram, Holter Monitors, Treadmill stress tests, and Cardiac CTC. In addition to this, we provide cardiac invasive services such as; management of acute heart attacks with primary angioplasty and Stenting, Coronary Angiography, PCI/Stenting/ Angioplasty, Thrombectomy (removal of a clot), and Pace Meter placement (temporary and permanent).

Dr. Ahmad Usman
Diplomate American Board of Cardiovascular CT, MBBS, CHPE (NUMS), FCPS (Medicine), FCPS (Cardiology), FRCP (Glasgow, UK), FSCCT (USA), FACC (USA), FSCAI (USA).
Specialties: Cardiology.
Areas Of Focus: Coronary Angiography, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), Temporary and Permanent Pacemakers (TPM/PPM), Exercise Tolerance Testing (ETT), Echocardiography, Cardiac CT, Holter monitoring, Blood Pressure Management.

Dr. Gohar Saeed
MBBS, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), Fellow of the Society Coronary Angiography (FSCAI), Diplomate of the American Board of Cardiology, Diplomate of the American Board of Interventional Cardiology, Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate of the American Board of Cardiology.
Specialties: Cardiology.
Areas of Focus: Primary angiography and angioplasty/stenting for the treatment of acute heart attacks, angioplasty/stenting for angina, Stress test on the treadmill, echocardiogram. Holter monitor for palpitations and arrhythmias diagnosis, cardiac CTA, Heart failure management, HTN/blood pressure management, and heart valve problems management.

Dr. Mohammad Farqad Alamgir
MBBS, MRCP, Diploma in Cardiology (University of London, UK).
Specialties: Cardiology.
Areas of Focus: Interventional Cardiology, Structural Heart disease especially percutaneous Mitral valve repair using Mitrclip.