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What is a Cardiologist?

Don't wait to prioritize your heart health. Consult with a qualified cardiologist today to help ensure a healthier tomorrow.

A cardiologist is a specialized medical doctor dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases and conditions related to the heart and cardiovascular system — the heart and blood vessels. These include heart attacks, arrhythmias and heart rhythm disorders, hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart defects, and infections.

Whether you're concerned about high blood pressure or chest pain or want to focus on your heart health, our heart doctors have expertise in areas like electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac imaging. They use advanced diagnostic tools such as echocardiograms, stress tests, and cardiac catheterization to assess heart function accurately.

Cardiologists play a crucial role in maintaining heart health, and their training is rigorous and includes more than 10 years of medical training.

  • Four years of pre-medical education at a college or university
  • Four years of medical school resulting in an M.D. degree
  • Three years of training in an internal medicine residency program
  • Three or more years in fellowship programs for advanced training in subspecialty areas. The following subspecialties are recognized for certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

The cardiologists at Highland Hospital are certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a physician-led non-profit, independent evaluation organization. Board certification means that they have demonstrated the skills essential for delivering excellent patient care.

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