Cardiology is a medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and
treatment of diseases and disorders of the heart. Any time you have a
significant heart or heart-related condition, you may require the
attention of a cardiologist. Symptoms like shortness of breath, chest
pains, or dizzy spells often require special testing and clinical
Cardiologists offer therapies and technology for diagnosing and
treating cardiovascular disease. These include stent grafting to repair
blockage in the carotid arteries and minimally invasive surgery to
repair Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.
Cardiologists provide screenings, education and treatment for:
- Congenital heart disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Heart attacks
- Heart failure
- High blood pressure and its complications
- Peripheral arterial disease and aneurysms
- Aneurysms and central nervous system arterial disease
Cardiologists are specialists in preventive cardiology methods.
Their skills and training are required for decisions about heart
catheterization, balloon angioplasty, heart surgery and other
procedures. Cardiologists are also involved with rehabilitation of
patients following a heart attack or surgery.