Cardiology the Specialty
Training and Education for Cardiologists
Cardiologists start by training as Internists, including 4 years of medical school, plus three years of residency training. After completing the internal medicine residency, a prospective cardiologist may enter one of many different types of cardiology fellowships. Cardiology fellowships are 2-3 years depending on the type of fellowship.
What is Cardiology?
Cardiology (or cardiovascular medicine) is the Internal Medicine subspecialty that deals with problems of the cardiovascular system:
the heart, arteries, and veins. The origins of the word cardiology come from the Greek word kardia, meaning heart or inner self.
Cardiologists must graduate from an approved medical school; complete a three-year residency program, and two to three years of additional training.
Cardiologists treat people with diseases or conditions of the heart and people who want to learn the risk factors for heart disease. A primary care doctor or family practice doctor can work with a cardiology specialist to diagnose, treat, and manage heart conditions and help people make heart-healthy lifestyle choices. Patients who are at risk for heart disease or have a history of heart symptoms may see a clinical cardiologist regularly. People with ongoing heart conditions, pacemakers, or frequent heart trouble are likely to see a cardiologist with a subspecialty.
Cardiology Subspecialties Include
Interventional Cardiology - This subspecialty focuses on interventional procedures such as removing plaque from arteries using cutting and laser devices,
catheterization, stent insertion, balloon angioplasty etc.
Electrophysiology - Electrophysiology is the study of the heart's electrical systems. One of the focuses of electrophysiology is the treatment of arrhythmias. These doctors implant and monitor pacemakers and defibrillators. Meet Dr. Hakop Hrachian.
Nuclear Cardiology - Cardiologists who specialize in nuclear medicine diagnose and treat blockages in the coronary arteries.
Echocardiology - These doctors evaluate echocardiogram and transesophageal echo technology used in patients.
Other subspecialties of Cardiology include Cardiovascular anatomy, Cardiovascular metabolism, Cardiovascular pathology, Cardiac catheterization, molecular biology of the cardiovascular system, and cardiovascular physiology.
Cardiothoracic surgery is a separate specialty of medicine from cardiology. Cardiologists complete an internal medicine residency. Cardiothoracic surgeons are required to complete a surgical residency.
Choosing a cardiologist depends on the specific needs of each patient. Recommendation by a family physician or other medical professional and proper insurance coverage will help narrow the list. It is important that a patient find a cardiologist that he/she is comfortable with in order to have a good doctor-patient relationship.
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