Laparoscopy & Bariatric Surgeon
Cardiology Blood flow diagram of the human heart. Blue components indicate de-oxygenated blood pathways and red components indicate oxygenated blood pathways.
System Cardiovascular Subdivisions Interventional, Nuclear
Significant diseases Heart disease, Cardiovascular disease, Atherosclerosis, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Significant tests Blood tests, electrophysiology study, cardiac imaging, ECG, echocardiograms, stress test
Specialist Cardiologist Glossary Glossary of medicine Cardiologist
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)
Cardiology is a branch of medicine that deals with the disorders of the heart as well as some parts of the circulatory system. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology. Physicians who specialize in this field of medicine are called cardiologists, a specialty of internal medicine. Pediatric cardiologists are pediatricians who specialize in cardiology. Physicians who specialize in cardiac surgery are called cardiothoracic surgeons or cardiac surgeons, a specialty of general surgery.