Cardiology is a sub-specialty of internal medicine. Thus, a doctor who intends to practice cardiology first goes through the internal medicine residency program, then attends fellowships to receive the more specialized training and practice in the kind of cardiology one needs to practice.
Cardiologists supply health care to prevent, diagnose and treat ailments and disorders of one’s heart and cardiovascular system, like the arteries. There are several various kinds Forms of cardiology 1 may elect to practice according to their interests and skill sets, and the sort of work they ‘d want to do, since the specialty cardiology encompasses so many different kinds of disorders and processes. A cardiologist isn’t a surgeon.
The doctor must become expert in these abilities and techniques:
- Handling acute and chronic congestive heart failure, acute myocardial infarction as well as other acute ischemic syndromes, persistent and acute arrhythmias, preoperative and postoperative patients, cardiac graft patients, geriatric patients with cardiovascular disease
- diagnostic techniques, including magnetic resonance imaging, rapidly computed tomography, positron emission tomography
What sorts of tests do cardiologists use?
- Cardiac catheterization and angiography
- Echocardiography (echo)
- Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
- Electrophysiology study (EP study)
- Holter monitor and occasion recorder
- MUGA scan
- Stress testing
- Thallium and sestamibi (Cardiolite) scans
- Tilt Table Testing
- Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
- Ultrafast CT scan
- Cardiac MRI