A cardiologist is a doctor who specializes in caring for your heart and blood vessel health.To become a cardiologist, a doctor completes additional years of specialized medical educations about the heart and blood vessels. If you have (or have had) a heart or blood vessel problem, you might see a cardiologist regularly, as well as your primary care of family doctor.
Here are some things a cardiologist may do:
What does an Interventional Cardiologist do?
An interventional cardiologist is a doctor who specializes in procedures to treat heart and blood vessel conditions.
Here are some things an interventional cardiologist may do:
Vascular and Cardiac Surgeons
What do vascular and cardiac surgeons do?
A vascular or cardiac surgeon is a doctor who specializes in complex surgeries rather than simple procedures. Vascular surgeons specialize in blood vessel surgeries. Cardiac surgeons specialize in heart surgeries. Remember that the heart can't do its job with the blood vessels, and vice versa. So surgeries for heart and blood vessels problems are closely related too. Because of that, vascular and cardiac surgeons sometimes perform some of the same types of surgery. For instance, a cardiac (heart) surgeon might also repair blood vessels.
To become a cardiac or vascular surgeon, a doctor must first become a general surgeon. Becoming a surgeon requires additional years of specialized study and training about all types of surgery. Then the surgeon completes additional years of medical education about either vascular or cardiac surgeon.
Here are some things the surgeon may do:
Here are some of the things a cardiac surgeon may do: