Dr. T. S. Kler is the Executive Director, Cardiac Sciences, and Head of department of Cardiology, FEHI, Delhi and has an experience of over 20 years in this field. In addition, Dr. Kler is theDirector, Arrhythmia Service, at FEHI Delhi since its inception in 1991. Dr. Kler has many firsts to his credit in this country. He established the 1st state of the art Electrophysiology department in India & was the first doctor to implant Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) in April 1995 in India. In May 2000, he implanted the 1st heart failure device (Biventricular Pacemaker) in South East Asia. In April 2002 he was the first doctor to implant Combo Device (Combination of ICD & Biventricular pacemaker) in South East Asia. He was the first doctor to start the Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) programme in Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. Dr. Kler was first to implant an ICD in Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore, Pakistan in March 2004. He also arranged the 1st Indo Pak Heart Summit at Amritsar, Punjab in April 10th - 11th, 2004 thus bringing the doctors of both the countries scientifically & socially together.
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Okhla Road
Dr. Kler is one of the best Cardiologists in New Delhi an has an experience of over two decades in this field. He has performed 30,000 angiographies & more than 4,000 coronary & peripheral angioplasties. He has been actively using newer interventional devices like rotablator, exciser, possis, thrombectomy devices & IV ultrasound.
Award of honour for outstanding contribution of in field of clinical cardiology presented by Indian Medical Association, Jallandhar, 11th of January 2009. Conferred Doctorate of Science 2007 (D.sc), Award by Punjab University, PADMA BHUSHAN', third highest civilian honour, awarded by the President of India for contribution in field of medicine in 2005. `IMA AMS Distinguished Service Award' for contribution to the society in general and medical profession in particular, given by IMA Academy of Medical Specialties on June 30th, 2007, Lifetime Achievement Award 2006' for outstanding contribution in the field of Clinical & Preventive Cardiology in the World. Distinguished Service Award 2006' for outstanding contribution in the field of Clinical & Preventive Cardiology in the World. Presented on the occasion of Inaugural Function of World Congress on Clinical and Preventive Cardiology (WCCPC 2006) at Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India. The Great Son of India Award' given by Function for International Recognized Talented Indians (FIRTI) by Sahibzada Ajit Singh Academy, Roopnagar, Punjab in February 2003. The Citation Awarded' on behalf of Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (President of India) in December 2002, Vijay Ratna Award', India International Friendship Society for Enriching Human Life and Outstanding Attainments in December 2002, Outstanding Alumnus Award 1998', for excellent contribution in the field of medicine by A. S. College, Khanna in November 1998, Honour of Merit Award' by S. S. Jain Sabha, New Delhi in December 2001, Recipient of National Merit Scholarship throughout the M.B.B.S. course, Awarded University merit scholarship in pre-University. Passed matriculation with distinction and was on the merit list.
Dr. Kler pursued his MBBS from Patiala and his MD in Medicine & DM in Cardiology from PGI Chandigarh. Dr. Kler proceeded to do his MRCP from UK. He is Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, UK. (FRCP) and Fellow of American College of Cardiology (FACC).
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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: