A cardiologist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions of the cardiovascular system. The cardiovascular system includes the heart and blood vessels. In the case of a cardiovascular condition, a cardiologist evaluates the patient’s symptoms and also assesses the patient’s medical history. The cardiologist may also recommend tests for a more accurate diagnosis.
Cardiology is a vast field where cardiologists specialize in many areas. Some cardiologists specialize in general cardiology while some specialize in interventional procedures including echocardiography or electrophysiology. After the diagnosis is made, the cardiologist then decides if the condition can be managed under his/her care.
Early stages of most cardiovascular conditions are difficult to detect because in the early stages most of these conditions lack symptoms. Cardiologists, therefore, advise on regular check-ups to uncover the state at its onset stages. It is important to spot a cardiovascular disease at its early stages as the condition can be quickly stopped from progressing to a full-blown stage. A full-blown heart disease is complicated and expensive to treat and manage.
After a diagnosis, the cardiologist may recommend treatment. A majority of cardiologists perform the non-complex surgical procedures such as simple incisions, implanting pacemakers and angioplasty. However, not all cardiologists are surgeons. Qualified specialists and cardiologists often handle complicated procedures such as transplants are left to act as consultants.
About Edward Honig
Dr. Edward Honig, MD is a standout cardiologist in the field working at Glen Cove Hospital in New York. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1951. He took his internship program in New York Hospital and completed it in 1952. He also completed his residency at the same hospital in 1953. He was a fellow at Yale, and he finished this fellowship program 1955. Edward Honig is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Edward Honig is an outstanding professional and has no malpractice claims, sanctions or board actions against him. He has had a stellar career packed with experience having been active for over forty years. He has carried out several surgeries and he is definitely a successful cardiologist.