A cardiologist is a medical professional who majors in in the care of the cardiovascular system, which comprises of vital parts of the body including the heart, arteries, and the blood vessels. Usually, a cardiologist will have received specialized training and is knowledgeable in making heart related diagnoses, treatment, and preventing heart and blood vessels conditions.
If you have a particular heart condition or if your doctor is certain that you are having a problem with your heart or blood vessels, it is better to seek the services of a cardiologist. Also, if you have signs and symptoms including chest pain, shortness of breath, and/or dizziness, you may require testing performed by a cardiologist to identify and diagnose the problem.
What Services do Cardiologists Provide?
Cardiologists perform various tests and services that can conclude whether or not you have a heart condition. Often, they perform a physical examination, including using a stethoscope to study and listen to your heartbeat. Sometimes they may also instruct you to do specific tests such as blood tests, x-rays, and ECG if required.
Some tests that a cardiologist may recommend you to do when they suspect you could be having a heart problem include the following:
- Echocardiogram: A sound wave test that checks the heart’s functioning.
- ECG: A test that records the heart’s rhythm to check for abnormalities.
- Stress Test: A test that measures your heart’s performance.
- Cardiac Catheterization: A test that requires placing a small tube near the heart to capture the heart’s functions.
Why it is Important to visit a Cardiologist Regularly
Whenever you suspect that you could be having a heart ailment, or you have a family history of problems affecting the cardiovascular system such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, it is vital to see a cardiologist. A cardiologist is specifically trained on how the heart functions and how to treat various conditions and can, therefore, provide you with treatment options that can help you live a more fulfilling life.
About Dr. Edward Honig
Dr. Edward Honig is a professional in cardiology. He offers his services to residents of NYC and surrounding areas at Glen Cove Hospital, New York. Dr. Edward Honig professionally diagnoses your heart issue and will address any query or concern that you may have. He has over 60 years’ worth of experience, has treated countless patients, and provided them various options for better living and enjoying life even with a heart condition.