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What's the scope of interventional cardiology?

What's the scope of interventional cardiology?

Branch of Cardiology: It is a branch of cardiology that deals with Catheter Based Treatment of Structural Heart Diseses
It involves Cardiac Cathetrization and procedures like Angioplasty and stents placement and following procedures
Valvuloplasty dilation of valves
Congenital Heart Defect corection like ASD, VSD&PDA
Percutaneous Valve Repair or Repacement
Coronary Thrombectomy
Vast Scope ...Read more

Dr. Rick Koch
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Cardiology (Definition)

Cardiology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the heart's function, rhythm disorders, lipid problems, high blood pressure, ...Read more


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I'm curious what occurs at a cardiology consult?

I'm curious what occurs at a cardiology consult?

Consult: The Cardiologist and his/her staff will talk with you to get a medical history, do a physical exam (not a complete one like when you get an annual physical), and some simple tests may be done during that first visit. Based on what is found, further tests may be ordered. Be prepared to ask questions and get all your concerns addressed. ...Read more

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What is preventive cardiology?

What is preventive cardiology?

Avoiding disease: Working on cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, weight to try to prevent heart disease. ...Read more

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In terms of cardiology what is a biv pacer?

In terms of cardiology what is a biv pacer?

Helps Both Sides: A biv (biventricular pacemaker) helps coordinate 2 of the hearts 4 chambers proper heart beat so they can pump more effectively. This implanted device is placed in patients with advanced heart failure. Sequential pacing helps move blood through the heart in a stronger progression. Improves quality of life, ability to exercise, decreases hospitalizations, can lengthen life. ...Read more

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What are indications of tc99m in cardiology?

What are indications of tc99m in cardiology?

Nuclear stress test: You would use that for a nuclear stress test. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be a board certified cardiology?

What does it mean to be a board certified cardiology?

Board Certified: One is board certified when it has been verified that they have all the required training at recognized institutions to be a cardiologist and have passed the examinations to demonstrate the knowledge to safely practice in the field of cardiology. ...Read more

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What are some different types of medical tech jobs in cardiology that I could consider as a career?

What are some different types of medical tech jobs in cardiology that I could consider as a career?

Many: You can be an ekg technician, echocardiography technician, stress test technician, nuclear cardiology technician, cardiac catheterization laboratory technician, vascular technician to name a few. ...Read more

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Cardiology My first 3 echocradiogram read IAS intact, then change in 2011 to IAS no trans septal flow detected. What dose it mean? Can not get answer

Cardiology My first 3 echocradiogram read IAS intact, then change in 2011 to IAS no trans septal flow detected. What dose it mean? Can not get answer

No change: These are 2 ways of saying the same thing. They both say that the septum (wall) between the two atria (upper chambers of heart) is not allowing any blood to flow through it. This is normal. ...Read more

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Advice on best cardiology in the s. Have debilitating chestpainandpressure. 32f. Tests ok. Anxiety ok. Pah, mvd. Ruining my life. Need outsidebox help?

Advice on best cardiology in the s. Have debilitating chestpainandpressure. 32f. Tests ok. Anxiety ok. Pah, mvd. Ruining my life. Need outsidebox help?

Be reassured: Sometimes it is more important to know where the pain is not coming from. In your case, they told you it is not the heart and that should be reassuring.
There are multiple reasons for chest pain and it may be difficult or impossible to find the one. Discuss it again with your pcp or cardiologist because pain is still pain but if it is not the heart, it is unlikely to be dangerous. ...Read more

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What is cardiology?

Heart specialty : Cardiology is a specialty in medicine dealing with disorders of the heart. ...Read more

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Where can I get a cardiology exam?

Where can I get a cardiology exam?

What do : You mean by a cardiology exam? Consult your doctor; they may refer you to a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is an abnormal cardiology test?

Could you explain what is an abnormal cardiology test?

Abnormal test: It's a too broad of question to answer. If you have specific test in mind then it will be easier to answer as there are quite a few tests in cardiology. ...Read more

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What happens at a cardiology consultation appointment?

What happens at a cardiology consultation appointment?

Consult: A cardiology consultation usually consists of a history and physical exam with the cardiologist. The Doc will review in detail any records and data available on the patient. Generally the Doc will discuss the findings and what the Doctor believes needs to be done for the patient. Additional testing or examinations may be recommended and specific treatments may be recommended. ...Read more

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Can they check height and weight at cardiology appointments?

Can they check height and weight at cardiology appointments?

Yes. : Height and weight are important to calculate body mass index and body surface area which are very relevant to heart and overall health. ...Read more

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What are the most important clinical trials currently being done in cardiology?

Clinical trials: http://cardiologytrials.org/

This is a decent start but your cardiologist will be able to provide you with more resources. ...Read more

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What could it mean if an ejection fraction was 55% 8 years ago and is %75 now? (cardiology did not have old report to compare

Compare: You would really need to compare the two echocardiograms. It could be something as simple as a misread but people who have long-standing hypertension can develop a hyperdynamic ventricle. However, given that you are 33 I do not suspect this has happened. ...Read more

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Ok, to be an interventional cardiology what kind of learning to do we learn. What practices to we do? Give examples please. Thank you?

Ok, to be an interventional cardiology what kind of learning to do we learn. What practices to we do? Give examples please. Thank you?

Training: College degree -> mcat -> medical school -> internal medicine residency (3years) -> cardiology fellowship (3years) learning basics of all aspects of cardiology, including performing many heart catheterizations, a learning/performing many non-invasive cardiac tests -> finally, subspecialty fellowship in interventional cardiology (1 year). ...Read more

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I have chest pain for two years. This pain is in the right side. What can I do? I went to the cardiology and I did test and is ok. Please help me

I have chest pain for two years. This pain is in the right side. What can I do? I went to the cardiology and I did test and is ok. Please help me

Atypical: We call this atypical chest pain and is low likelihood of being cardiac. However, chest pain can be nerves, muscles, bones, skin, aorta, lungs, stomach, gallbladder, etc. See you doctor and if no identifiable cause see a pain specialist. ...Read more

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As I said the other day, I have costochondritis and the dr is in cardiology and she said that the colchicine 0.6mg might help for the pain for costo?

As I said the other day, I have costochondritis and the dr is in cardiology and she said that the colchicine 0.6mg might help for the pain for costo?

Yes, might help!: I have not yet prescribed Colchicine for costochondritis, personally, but it is a treatment that is discussed. My first line treatment is usually heating pad and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, such as Motrin or aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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What is tga in pediatric cardiology?

What is tga in pediatric cardiology?

Transposition: Transposition of the great arteries a kind of congenital heart disease. Occurs when the pulmonary artery that carries blood from heart to lungs comes from the left side of heart (abnormal) instead of right (normal); and the aorta which carries blood from heart to rest of body comes from the right side of heart (abnormal) instead of the left (normal). ...Read more

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What is a pediatric cardiology appointment like?

What is a pediatric cardiology appointment like?

Peds Card: A pediatric cardiologist is an expert in childrens' hearts. They treat birth defects involving the heart, heart rhythm problems, hypertension, syncope, high cholesterol, etc... An appointment is like any other dr, except they will probably get an electrocardiogram and/or echocardiogram. These are specialized tests to evaluate the heart. ...Read more

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Nuclear cardiology stress test--how much radiaiton?

Nuclear cardiology stress test--how much radiaiton?

Radiation exposure: There most certainly is radiation exposure with nuclear cardiology stress testing whether it is with thallium, sestamibi, or any of the pet imaging agents. The exposure is minimal but real and the risk vs. Benefit to the patient needs to be considered before ordering the study. Pregnant women should not have these studies and young women can have a very small but increased risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Please suggest a cardiology doctor in houston, texas.

Please suggest a cardiology doctor in houston, texas.

Referrals-houston te: Look up dr mazin ghanim.
Many cardiologists in houston with both ut and baylor medical schools, and the texas heart institute. ...Read more

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Is there a great need for pediatric cardiology abroad?

Is there a great need for pediatric cardiology abroad?

Yes: There is a great need for pediatric cardiolology abroad. Congenital heart defects affect 1 in every 100 kids. Other issues that these doctors are experts in include heart rhythm problems, syncope, hypertension, etc... And in 3rd world countries they see diseases like rheumatic fever which affects heart valves. There is also a shortage of pediatric heart surgeons. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a pediatric cardiology appointment?

Anyone know what is a pediatric cardiology appointment?

Kid's Heart doctor: A pediatric cardiologist is a heart doctor for children. When your child sees this doctor, then they will likely be evaluated for heart problems. A heart doctor usually gets an ultrasound of the heart (echo) to look at the anatomy of your child's heart and to see if its pumping (functioning) okay. Sometimes the electrical properties of the heart will also be looked at with an ekg. ...Read more