Cardiology is the study of the heart and related disease processes. As such, it includes coronary artery disease (blockages in heart blood vessels), valvular heart disease (leaky valves or blocked valves), heart failure and electrical system disorders. i.e. arrhythmias.
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- What is cardiology?
What are some common heart diseases?
Carolinas HealthCare System answeredCommon diseases of the heart include coronary artery disease (artery blockage), heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, and heart failure. One in three Americans have or will develop one of these forms of heart disease.
What kind of training do medical specialists have?
Every physician who is board certified has earned the right to call themselves a specialist. For example, Family Practitioners and Internists are Primary Care specialists. However, some physicians go beyond initial board certification in Internal Medicine and become board certified in specialties such as cardiology, geriatrics or endocrinology. Some physicians also train in the specialty of pediatrics take additional fellowship training to become specialists in a pediatric sub-specialty such as pediatric gastroenterology or pediatric infectious disease.
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