Cardiologists diagnose and treat defects and diseases of the cardiovascular system, including the heart, blood vessels, and the circulation of blood through the body.
Those cardiologists who become interested in full-time subspecialization in cardiology - in areas such as pediatric cardiology, nuclear cardiology, or catheterization - usually practice in university hospitals or large medical centers.
Invasive cardiologists, who run cardiac-catheterization labs, are among the highest paid physicians and comprise three-quarters of all cardiologists.
Is this specialty right for you?
A 70-year-old smoker presents with a four-week history of dyspnea, cough, and facial swelling that is exacerbated by bending forward. A physical examination reveals venous collaterals on the chest wall, and imaging is ordered. What is the most likely cause? A. Right-sided heart failure B. Superior......MORE >
American College of Cardiology
The American College of Cardiology (ACC), a 43,000-member nonprofit medical society, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of cardiovascular patients through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism. ... MORE >