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Cardiology

Cardiology is a medical specialty and a branch of internal medicine concerned with disorders of the heart. It deals with the diagnosis and treatment of such conditions as congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, electrophysiology, heart failure and valvular heart disease. Subspecialties of the cardiology field include cardiac electrophysiology, echocardiography, interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Cardiologist is the physician who is specialized in this field of medicine.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) performed the first successful heart transplant in India in the year 1994 with the team of well-qualified doctors. Apollo heart hospital is one of the renowned hospitals in India for treating heart disorders and conducting transplantation as well as surgery.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Cardiology is the postgraduate level education and can be pursued only after the completion of MBBS. So the steps involved in this process are as follows-

  • First of all students are required to pass 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects.
  • To take admission in MBBS programme, students are required to appear the entrance test namely NEET
  • Earn MBBS degree from a well-recognized medical institution.
  • Appear the entrance tests like JIPMER PG, AIIMS PG and NEET PG for taking admission in MD/MS course.
  • Choose your desired branch as a specialization in MD/MS.
  • Candidates seeking admission in doctorate level course, are selected on the basis of performance in the qualifying examination and entrance exam. Various Institutions conduct their own entrance test for admission doctoral level courses.

COURSE DURATION

Bachelor Courses (4 year)

  • MBBS

Master Courses (3 year)

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Human values and humanities don’t come with educational degrees. Though these doctors deal with humans at their most crucial stages so they should possess certain qualities like patience, politeness, ability to build harmonious relationship with their patients, strong ethics, service mentality, self-motivation, understanding etc. In addition to these a good doctor should have the ability to deal with young patients( children) with love and the ability to understand their behavior, Good communication skills and keen observation and playful manner around children.

 

FUTURE PROSPECTS IN CARDIOLOGY

A cardiologist can work as a doctor in hospitals and can also teach in medical colleges. One can also pursue research in cardiology field. Due to increase in heart patients, number of super specialty heart care centres are opening and this will broaden the scope for cardiologists. Career as a Cardiologist is very rewarding.

 

JOB PROFILES

  • Cardiology Technologist
  • Cardiovascular Technologist
  • Assistant Cardiology Supervisor
  • Cardiac Catheterization Technologist
  • Cardiology Surgeon
  • Interventional Cardiologist
  • Electrocardiography Technician
  • Nuclear Cardiologist
  • ECG (electro-cardiographic) Technologist
  • Interventional Cardiologist
  • Electrocardiography Technician
  • Nuclear Cardiologist

 

TOP MEDICAL COLLEGES FOR CARDIOLOGY

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
  • Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)
  • Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry
  • Dayanand Medical College and Hospital( DMCH), Punjab
  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre
  • North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong.
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore.
  • Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.
  • King Georges Medical University, Lucknow.
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune

 

SOME OF THE BEST BOOKS FOR CARDIOLOGY

  • Rapid Interpretation of EKG's by Dale Dubin 
  • The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need by Malcolm S. Thaler
  • Cardiology by Desmond G. Julian
  • Manual of Cardiovascular Medicine by Brian P. Griffin
  • Essentials of Cardiac Physical Diagnosis