What is a cardiologist?
Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the heart and blood vessels: the cardiovascular system. A cardiologist can also be consulted to learn more about cardiovascular risk factors and to find out what steps can be taken to improve cardiovascular health.
When faced with a complex disease such as heart disease, it is important to find the right specialist. A diagnosis of heart or vascular disease often begins with the primary care physician, who refers the patient to a cardiologist.
The cardiologist evaluates symptoms and medical history and may recommend studies that allow a more accurate diagnosis. The cardiologist then decides if he or she can treat the disease himself or herself with medications or other available treatments. If the cardiologist decides that the patient needs surgery, he or she will refer the patient to a cardiovascular surgeon, who specializes in operations on the heart, lungs, and blood vessels.
The patient remains under the care of the cardiologist even when referred to other specialists.
Cardiology is a complex field, so many cardiologists specialize in different areas. All cardiologists are clinical cardiologists dedicated to diagnosis, pharmacological treatment (use of medications), and prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Some clinical cardiologists specialize in pediatric cardiology, which is the diagnosis and treatment of heart problems in children. Clinical cardiologists who treat only adult patients specialize in adult cardiology. Other clinical cardiologists may specialize in interventional procedures (balloon angioplasty and Stenting), echocardiography, and electrophysiology.
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