Second Opinion on Heart Disease ? Make Sure You Are Getting the Right Treatment

Posted by Dr. Ketki Sapre on September 18th, 2015

Being diagnosed with a heart disease can be very scary, especially if your physician recommends invasive treatment—like an operation—to treat the problem. Many questions might crop of in your mind. Do you really need a surgery? Are there any alternatives available? Do you really, truly have a heart disease in the first place? To be sure, you can always seek a second opinion.

“Getting a second opinion means having the opportunity to see more than one specialist, and therefore benefitting from the expertise of two doctors. A second opinion can certainly ease your mind; it can confirm that you have indeed been diagnosed properly, or it can open your eyes to other alternative modes of treatment that may currently be unavailable at the hospital that you have been visiting.” Says Dr. Debraj Shome, one of the best facial plastic surgeons in the world and CEO of Patients who are told that their conditions are severe can also benefit from getting a second opinion. After all, even the most severe heart conditions might be treatable using other modalities.

There are many top-notch cardiologists, vascular surgeons, and cardiac surgeons across India and the world, so why limit yourself to the opinion of just one? Choosing treatment is one of the most important decisions you will ever make about your heart and overall health. You probably spend days or even weeks shopping around and doing research before you buy a big-ticket item—so why shouldn’t you take the same proactive approach to find the best place to get a treatment?

As medicine evolves and treatment options multiply, getting a second opinion has become more common. A second opinion can give you different perspectives on the same medical facts. Some cardiologists are more conservative or cautious in their recommendations. It always helps to get a knowledge of all your options. Even if both doctors end up recommending the same heart valve replacement or coronary bypass surgery, you feel assured to go forward to undergo the bypass surgery, since both the heart specialists confirm that the treatment mode is indeed necessary.

You don’t have to go far to get a second opinion. In fact, you don’t even have to travel to receive a diagnosis from an international doctor. Professional medical advice is now available online. In just a few clicks, you can get a second opinion about your heart disease like - email, phone, or online video. Simply fill out the applicable fields about your medical history and upload reports, photos, scans, and other materials that may help the doctor diagnose your condition. It has never been easier or more affordable to get a second opinion from world-class physicians.

About the Author:

This article was written by Dr. Ketki Sapre who worked at as marketing manager.

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