Cardiologists are the experts who deal with disorders of heart and other parts of the circulatory system. They conduct medical diagnosis and treatments of heart defects, heart failures, valvular heart disease, blood vessel problems and electrophysiology. 

Career Options

  • - Cardiovascular Technician - Cardiologist - Clinical Cardiac Perfusionist - Cardiovascular Surgeon

Educational Qualifications

  • - 12th examination, minimum of 50% in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board. - Seat through competitive exams like NEET, AIIMS, JIPMER Puducherry, CMC-Vellore, etc. to get into medical colleges.

Personal Skills

  • - Confidence to knowledge ratio - Care about your patients - Dexterity - Cognitive - Communication skills

Courses to be pursued

  • - Diploma in Cardio Vascular Technology - PG Diploma in Clinical Cardiology Course (PGDCC) - B.Sc in Cardiac Care Technology - Post Graduate Diploma in Community Cardiology - Master of Science in Cardio logical nursing - M. Ch in Cardiology - M. Ch Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery - DNB Cardio Thoracic Surgery - Doctor of Medicine in Cardiology

Top Colleges

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Address: Ansari Nagar, Near AIIMS Metro Station, Delhi 110029 Phone: 011 2658 8500 Website:
  • Lady Hardinge Medical College Address: C-604, ShaheedBhagat Singh Road, Diz Area, Connaught Place, Delhi 110001 Phone: 011 2336 3728 Website:

Working Conditions

Working conditions are usually pleasant with the work environment being indoors in well lighted exam rooms and hospitals. Hours of work usually exceed 60 hours a week in the busier times. Many cardiologists spend a significant amount of time on call. This can result in being awake at all hours of the night or being asked to come at irregular times to look after a patient.

Top Companies

  • Apollo Hospitals Address: Sunny Side Building, 3rd Floor, East Block, No. 8/17 Shafee Mohammed Road, Chennai - 600 006 Phone: +91-44-28290200 / 28293333 +91-44-28296677 Website:
  • Fortis Healthcare Address: Tower A, Unitech Business Park, Block - F, South City 1, Sector - 41, Gurgaon, Haryana - 122001 Phone: +91 124 4921021, +91- 124 4921071, +91 124 4921033 Website:

Successful Persons

Ashok Seth

Dr. Ashok Seth is an Indian interventional cardiologist who has performed over 50,000 angiograms and 20,000 angioplasties and he has been included in the Limca Book of Records. He is a scholar of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London, Edinburgh and Ireland.

Praveen Chandra

Dr. Praveen Chandra is an Indian Cardiologist who is also the Chairman of Interventional Cardiology at Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon, India. He was also the Director of Cardiac Cath Lab and Acute MI Services at Max Healthcare and Consultant Cardiologist at Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center, New Delhi. Dr. Chandra has also been awarded for his contribution in the field of Coronary angioplasty in India in 1998.

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