Dr. Ashok Seth is one of the best Cardiologist in New Delhi and has an experience of over 30 years in this field. He is the current Chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi and Head, Cardiology Council of Fortis Group of Hospitals. His contributions in the field of Cardiology, especially Interventional Cardiology have been recognized extensively in India as well as across the world. During his career span, he has pioneered numerous angioplasty techniques- Directional Atherectomy, Angioscopy, Stents, Thrombectomy devices and Drug Eluting Stents, use of Impella heart support device failing heart, Bioabsorbable Stents and TAVI and implemented it successfully both in India and other regions in Asia Pacific. He has performed one of the highest number of angiographies and angioplasties which has been mentioned in the 'LIMCA Book of Records, He has been a part of the Focused Advisory Group and seminal studies for development and clinical applicability of Bioresorbable Scaffold (BRS) Stent which is highly recognised technique worldwide.
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Okhla Road
Dr. Ashok Seth has an experience of over 30 years in this field. He has performed one of the highest numbers of angiographies and angioplasties in the world and features in the 'LIMCA' Book of Records. He has been a part of the core team instrumental in creating the Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi from its first day when he became the Head of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology on his return from England. Dr. Seth was one of the key pillars to make it into one of the most famous landmark institutes in the World. He left the Escorts Heart Institute to create a new standard in cardiac care in Max Heart & Vascular Institute. Dr. Seth has trained more than 350 cardiologists from India and abroad for applying advanced techniques of angioplasty. The governments of Malaysia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and organisations such as WHO, SAARC, Cardiac Society, has sponsored doctors from their country to be trained under Dr. Seth.
Dr. Seth is a Member of the Expert Committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation and Directorate of General of Health Services.
For his unique achievements & contributions he has been honoured with the prestigious National Honour of "Padma Bhushan" and "Padma Shri" Award by the President of India in 2015 and 2003 respectively, the National Award of Republic of Spain "Officer's Cross Order of Isabella the Catholic" in 2010, 'Mason Sones Award' from SCAI (USA) in 2010 and numerous other awards. Dr Seth is one of the youngest person to be honoured Doctorate of Science (D.Sc.) honourisCausa by Banaras Hindu University in 1998, He also was one of the youngest overseas doctors to be awarded with the Fellowship of all the three Royal Colleges of London, Edinburgh & Ireland in year 1995.
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, India, 1978. Member of the Royal College of Physicians (M.R.C.P.), U.K., 1984, Ireland, 1986. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (F.R.C.P.), Edinburgh, 1995, Ireland, 1995, London, 1995. Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (F.A.C.C.), 1995. Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (F.E.S.C.), 2013. Fellow of the Society of Cardiac Angiography & Intervention (F.S.C.A.I.), U.S.A, 1995. Fellow of the International Medical Sciences Academy (F.I.M.S.A.), 1998. Fellow of the Cardiological Society of India (F.C.S.I.), 2011. Doctorate of Science (D.Sc) HonorisCausa, Banaras Hindu University, India, 1998, Doctorate of Science (D.Sc) HonorisCausa, TirthankarMahavir University, Moadabad, India, 2012. Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) HonorisCausa, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India, 2012, Doctor of Science (D.Sc) Honor is Causa, Amity University, Noida (U.P.), India, 2012.
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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: