Cardiology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiologists are trained to manage a wide range of conditions affecting the cardiovascular system, from heart disease and high blood pressure to heart rhythm disorders and congenital heart defects.

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Cardiology covers a broad range of conditions, including coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythms), valvular heart disease, congenital heart defects, peripheral artery disease, and heart-related complications of other medical conditions.

Cardiologists provide a range of services, including diagnostic tests and procedures such as electrocardiograms (ECGs/EKGs), echocardiograms, stress tests, cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, stenting, pacemaker implantation, defibrillator implantation, and cardiac rehabilitation.

Common tests and screenings performed by Cardiologists include electrocardiograms (ECGs/EKGs), echocardiograms, stress tests, Holter monitoring, blood pressure monitoring, lipid profiles (cholesterol tests), and cardiac catheterization.