Our medical assisting text books says a cardiologist is trained to treat cardiovascular disease, special training in the diseases and disorders of the heart and blood vessels

Team members for a Cardiology team is a Cardiologists, General Surgeons, Interventional Cardiologists, Cardiac Nurses, Medical Assistant, Social Workers, Dietitian, and Primary Care Physicians.

The Medtronic Reveal LINQ helps doctors monitor their patients heart patterns better through the time they are not at the doctors office. This device is also easier to use than the old device and less expensive. This is now able to be implanted to keep track of irregular heart beats. The LINQ also makes it less painful for the patients because now their incision is now only a centimeter wide. 

One example of the drug used in this specialty is Warfarin. This is taken to prevent the blood from clotting and to treat blood clots and overly thick blood. Warfarin is also used to reduce the risk of clots causing strokes and heart attacks. Warfarin works by suppressing the production of some clotting factors and thereby inhibiting the clotting of blood.

Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle in which the muscle tone is damaged and the heart’s ability to pump blood is impaired. The most common type is dilated cardiomyopathy, in which one or more of the heart’s chambers is enlarged and its pumping becomes less forceful. Other types include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, in which the walls of the heart muscle thicken, and restrictive cardiomyopathy, in which the heart muscle becomes more rigid.

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