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Roles of a cardiologist

There are various health issues that affect the human race. This has resulted in the need of getting specialists that are trained in all areas in order to handle issues that may come about. You may have complications with your blood vessels, the cardiovascular system, and even your heart. When these issues arise, then you have to see a cardiologist immediately. A cardiologist has the ability to handle various conditions, and they include coronary heart disease, hypertension, heart murmurs and even heart attacks. The cardiologist has to treat heart diseases, practice preventive medicine and also provide a diagnosis of the same when there is a need to. The cardiologist may also be required to do some surgical procedures, even though they are limited to the minor ones. Below are some major roles of a cardiologist:

Preventive medicine

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Heart problems are mostly chronic, and they may last for a very long period. This is the reason cardiologists work very hard at preventive medicine in order to neutralize and ultimately reverse the progression of the disease. The cardiologist has to perform a physical examination as well as an interview with the patient to ascertain their condition and also predict if there may be complications with the heart. There is also a need to prescribe medication for patients and also provide advice on lifestyle so as to ensure that the heart health of the patient is improved and also sustained.

 

Diagnostic testing

The main that a cardiologist utilizes is the echocardiogram (ECG). This enables the cardiologist to know whether the heart health of the patient is okay or not. It is the role of the cardiologist to interpret the result as they are viewed. He/she should interpret other results that are done on the blood and urine of the patient. The stress test is also done and reviewed. Cardiac catheterization is also done to reveal how the heart is functioning.

Electrophysiology

cfgvghvgghjbjvbjbjThis is a specialty of cardiology that focuses mostly on treating any disorders that are associated with the rhythm of your heart. Electrophysiology is primarily utilized for the diagnosis and the treatment of the electrical activities of the heart. Each person has an electrical conduction system, and when it is functioning efficiently, that is known as sinus rhythm. The cardiologist performs an implant of a pacemaker into a patient by doing a surgical procedure that is very quick. Electrophysiology includes electronic defibrillation, which basically provides a shock to the heart to help it restart and have a heart rhythm that is regular.…