Dr. Ganesh Kumar is one of the best consultants in Interventional Cardiology in Mumbai and has an experience of 25 years in this field. Dr. Ganesh Kumar is working at Dr. L H Hiranandani Hospital as chief of Cardiology since the inception of the cardiac services in 2004. After completing 12 years of learning and working from Seth G S Medical College & 3 years of post-graduation in Internal Medicine followed by 3 years post-doctoral super-specialty in cardiology at the prestigious King Edward IV Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ganesh Kumar then pursued training in interventional cardiology – Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, 2yrs at the Division of Invasive Cardiology, Ramban Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel. Dr. Ganesh Kumar also did basic research in stent technology & robotics in the field of interventional cardiology at Bruce Rapport Israel Institute of Technology. After returning to India, Dr. Ganesh Kumar practiced for 1 year at SevenHills Hospital, Vishakhapatnam. Dr. Ganesh Kumar then joined Dr. L H Hiranandani Hospital as a consultant in Interventional Cardiology (in 2004) and presently heads the department. To his credit, Dr. Ganesh Kumar has a large number of national and international publication in the field of interventional cardiology and in basic research work. His field of expertise is development & use of Robotics in Percutaneous Coronary Interventions; PAMI (Primary Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction); Complex Coronary Interventions (Use of Rota ablators, IVUS Technology, Multi Vessel angioplasties) among others.
DR L H HIRANANDANI HOSPITAL
Dr. Ganesh Kumar has experience of 25 years in this field.
MBBS - Seth G S Medical College, University of Mumbai in 1994 MD - King Edwards IV Memorial Hospital, University of Mumbai in 1998 D.N.B (Internal Medicine)Diplomat of National Board of Examinations (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India) in 1999 D.N.B (Cardiology) Diplomat of National Board of Examinations (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India) in 2001 DM (Cardiology), King Edwards IV Memorial Hospital, University of Mumbai (Gold Medal) in 2002; FACC (Fellow of American College of Cardiology) 2013
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A cardiologist is a trained medical professional with special training and skill in finding, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels, which is the cardiovascular system.
Cardiology is a complex field, so cardiologists specialize in different areas. All cardiologists are clinical cardiologists as they focus on the diagnosis, medical management, and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Some clinical cardiologists specialize in pediatric cardiology, so they also diagnose and treat heart problems in children. An adult cardiologist is the clinical cardiologists who treat only adult patients. Other clinical cardiologists who specialize in interventional procedures like angiography, angioplasty, stenting, and TAVI are called the interventional cardiologist.
With statistics like heart disease being among the number one killers, there is no reason for anyone to not to be worried. General cardiologists are practitioners that focus on the heart, so If you are at risk for heart disease, a routine check-up with a cardiologist can help you to be on top of your heart health.
And in case you are wondering how to be sure that you are at risk for heart disease, then you can look at the certain common symptoms shown by your body that usually point to heart disease. Whenever you feel chest pain that is radiating towards the left side or to the back of your body, you should immediately consult an experienced cardiologist. You should also consult a heart doctor when you experience severe pressure in the chest, shortness of breath while walking and continues while you are at rest, Irregular heartbeats leading to palpitations, sudden clenching pain in jaws, or when you undergo excessive sweating continuously for a long period of time without any exercise.
Cardiologists perform the following tests:
You should get your heart checked as often as possible, and this is especially true when your family has a risk for heart disease. You should get your blood pressure checked every year, and according to the American Heart Association, the screening tests for coronary artery disease should begin at age 20, cholesterol test at age of 25, and blood glucose screening should begin at age 45.
Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in cardiovascular disease and are able to treat conditions ranging from severe hypertension to elevated cholesterol to heart rhythm problems. Cardiologists also are able to perform procedures that both help diagnose and treat many cardiac conditions, for example, cardiologists can perform stress tests to uncover coronary disease, conduct echocardiograms to diagnose holes in the heart or other issues with heart valves; they may even order monitoring of the heart to uncover rhythm issues like atrial fibrillation. In addition, to treat these specific problems, specialized cardiologists like Interventional cardiologists can close small holes in the heart, place stents in clogged arteries, and place specialized devices in the heart. Cardiac surgeons come from a very different background and are usually the general surgeons who chose to further specialize as cardiac surgeons and limit their practice to the heart arteries and heart valves.
If you test on the high side for blood pressure and yet your regular doctor says you're blood pressure is controllable, you could still benefit from seeing a preventive cardiologist. Preventive cardiologists are a special type of clinical cardiologists whose goal is to prevent cardiovascular diseases and to reduce the burden of them in populations and improve the quality of life and life expectancy in individuals with such diseases.
In your first cardiologist appointment, you are usually greeted by a member of the nursing staff who measures your weight and height in order to calculate your body mass
(BMI). At this stage, you are normally asked to go for one of the following tests: