About Adurthy Ananth Shankar, MD
Adurthy Ananth Shankar, MD is a cardiologist (Ref: NPI registry) in New York. A cardiologist is a specialist trained in finding, treating, and preventing diseases of the heart, arteries and veins(Cardiovascular Diseases).
Dr. Adurthy Ananth Shankar not only can help patients with heart conditions, also can keep an eye on those patients that have high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure. A person can be referred to Dr. Ananth Shankar when they have shortness of breath, palpitations, chest pain, heart murmur, obesity, smoking, a sedentary and poor eating habits or just for the fact of having a family history of heart disease.
Adurthy Ananth Shankar, MD can help you identify your problem by taking medical history and doing a physical examination that includes listening to your heart and lungs with a stethoscope.In addition, Dr. Ananth Shankar may also plan for blood tests, Electrocardiogram (EKG), Echocardiograms (Echo), 24 hr.Holter Monitor recording of heart rhythm, Nuclear Stress Test and heart catheterization(e.g.Coronary Angiography, Placement of Stents with Coronary Angioplasty for CAD).
Some of the heart conditions diagnosed by cardiologists are: Angina(Chest pain due to heart disease), Syncope(Transient loss of consciousness), Arrhythmia(Irregular Heart beat), Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease(Block in arteries of the heart), Myocardial infarction(Heart attack) and heart failure.A pacemaker or a defibrillator may be indicated for certain heart conditions.
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