A cardiologist assesses patients with possible heart-related symptoms. Usually a family doctor recommends a patient to see a cardiologist. The family doctor often does this when they have diagnosed some heart-related illness, or if a patient continues to have troubling symptoms like heart palpitations with or without chest pain. A patient may also complain of fatigue and have swelling especially in the lower extremities, and hands. Some may even have increased abdominal growth due to fluid retention that may be caused by the heart’s inability to adequately handle the blood flow and its pressure within the circulatory system. A patient’s blood pressure may remain constantly high and women may note a feeling of gas or heart burn in the abdominal cavity. Women do not always have the typical chest pain with left sided radiation.
To become a cardiologist a person has to get a BS degree and then complete medical school, studying internal medicine. Afterwards, a person is required to complete a usually two to three year residency, studying and practicing basic patient cardiac care under the supervision of other cardiologists. Following a residency, a person then completes a fellowship, also typically three years. A cardiologist must hold a medical degree plus be certified in order to practice as a cardiologist.
There are two broad categories of cardiologists. The first is a non-invasive cardiologist. These doctors do not perform any invasive tests or procedures. The second is an invasive cardiologist who can do invasive procedures, such as cardiac catherization where a long tube is pushed through arteries to rest against, or as close to the heart as possible. This procedure enables a camera to take pictures of the heart and assesses overall cardiac function, and lastly the catheter may relieve certain blockages. Now, there are cardiologists who are capable of doing certain invasive procedures. Many non-invasive cardiac doctors refer these invasive tests or procedure to another cardiologist, or a cardiac surgeon. Some cardiologists are a cross between the first two types mentioned.
When people experience cardiac-like or cardiovascular symptoms, it would greatly benefit them to make an appointment with Dr. Edward Honig, an exceptional cardiologist based in Glen Cove New York, New York. He has had a thriving cardiology practice for many decade, with plenty of heart disease patients that he cared for. This compassionate physician doesn’t believe in slowing down, and it looks like he will be at this for a while to come. His patients are ecstatic.
Dr. Edward Honiq treats all phases of the cardiac and circulatory disease processes, the recommended treatments, including drug knowledge and specific cardiologic specialty fields. He has a can-do attitude and a calming bedside manner that calms as it inspires them to take charge of their lives and fight for a better, day to day, overall health. It will be up to the cardiologist as per treatments ordered. Some patients undergo echocardiograms, EKG’s at rest and while active and more. Dr. Honig has great resources and helpful cardiac/cardiovascular tips to decrease risks.