What is Cardiology?
Cardiology, a branch of internal medicine, is the medical study of the heart and its related systems, including electrophysiology, or the electrical activities of the heart, and the vascular system of blood vessels.
What are some of the services Cardiologists provide?
Cardiologists diagnose and treat congenital heart defects, arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and other heart conditions. From minor testing during office visits to major surgeries scheduled at the hospital, cardiologists offer a broad range of heart-related services and care.
What does a Medical Assistant Certified in Cardiology do?
A Specialty Certified Medical Assistant in Cardiology (SCMA-CD™) assists with a range of tests and procedures for cardiac patients, including coronary revascularization; echocardiograms and electrocardiograms; stress tests; cardiac catheterizations, stents and pacemaker placements; and cardioversion, in which electricity or drugs are used to convert an abnormally fast heart rate or arrhythmia to a normal rhythm.
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