The Medical Science Of Cardiology

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The Medical Science of Cardiology Have you ever felt your heart race after a run, or when you watch a movie, your heart stops? Well, your heart is an incredibly important organ within the human body that keeps you alive and helps run your body. The heart is such an important component of the body. If something goes wrong, it needs to be taken care of immediately; this urgent job is given to cardiologists. Cardiology is the medical science of treatment of the heart. This science is filled with specialists known as cardiologists. “A cardiologist is a doctor with special training and skill in finding, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels” (What is a Cardiologist?). When becoming a cardiologist, you may choose to specialize in a certain area. Within the broad spectrum of cardiology, there are many subspecialties, or sub-branches within the field. Sub-branches within cardiology include the following: electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, general clinical cardiology, nuclear cardiology, heart failure and transplant cardiology, preventative cardiology, and many more. Electrophysiology focuses on irregular heartbeats and timing. Interventional cardiologists specialize in treating cardiovascular disease, heart problems that the patient has had since birth, and angioplasty and stenting. General clinical cardiologists target management and prevention of diseases. Nuclear cardiologists use small amounts of radiation to…
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