secondscount.orgAn interventional cardiologist specializes in coronary artery diseases and surgical procedures using stents or balloons. Watch Miguel Giannoni, MD, of Northside Hospital, explain more.
What is an interventional ist cardiologist?
An interventional cardiologist is a cardiologist with one to two years of additional education and training in diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease as well as congenital (present at birth) and structural heart conditions through catheter-based procedures,…
Can cardiologist work as an interventional cardiologist?
Cardiologists provide treatments for health issues involving the heart. They also treat issues with the cardiovascular system. Cardiologists may qualify to become non-invasive cardiologists but with additional training they can work as an invasive non-interventional cardiologist, an interventional cardiologist or an electrophysiologist.
Is a vascular surgeon better than a cardiologist?
Although the level of training is comparable for these careers vascular surgeons earn a notably higher salary. Cardiologists may focus on performing medical tests on patients to provide them with a diagnosis, although some cardiologists are also qualified to perform procedures to treat heart and cardiovascular issues.
What is the difference between a cardiologist and a cardiac surgeon?
A cardiac surgeon is a different specialist who performs the actual physical heart surgery. A cardiologist is involved in testing and other procedures. Some cardiologists specialize in pediatric, or children’s, cardiology. Others specialize in adult cardiology. There are three main types of cardiology: invasive, non-invasive, and interventional.
What is non-invasive cardiology?
Non-invasive cardiology identifies heart problems without using any needles, fluids, or other instruments which are inserted into the body . Non-invasive cardiologists utilize techniques such as: Nuclear cardiology: A non-invasive study of cardiovascular disorders by means of various types of imaging which may use radioactive elements.
What tests are used to diagnose heart problems?
Tests that may be used to diagnose heart disease or the risk of heart disease include blood tests, exercise stress testing, EKG, X-Ray, and imaging tests, such as heart scan, ultrasound and echocardiogram. A coronary angiogram may be dome in certain cases.
What is an invasive cardiologist?
An invasive cardiologist is a doctor who specializes in using diagnostic and therapeutic tools that are inserted directly into the patient’s body to treat heart disease. These tools can include balloons, catheters and stents. Opening the body to perform heart surgery, however, is not considered a method of invasive cardiology.