. What I found out was – A cardiologist is a medical (non-surgical) subspecialist who has completed training not only in internal medicine but has completed training in cardiology. Some cardiologists limit the scope of what they do to the EXPERT diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system using any number of methods including (but not limited to) recommended indicated lifestyle changes and medications. Other cardiologists receive addional training in Invasive or Interventional Cardiology. Such Cardiologists can perform some incredible feats using minimally invasive methods to not merely diagnose disease of the cardiovascular system(e. G. Arterial stenosis) but can further use a “balloon” device (angioplasty) and these contraptions called “stents” to keep a vessel patent. Some Invasive Cardios perform ablations, even can patch “holes” in the heart entirely though endovascular techniques. All using tiny guidewire and catheters, never so much as even physically coming near the patient’s heart. Pretty neat, eh?
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