A cardiologist is a medical doctor with specialized training in blood vessels, the heart and the cardiovascular system. Cardiologists are trained to treat conditions such as: heart attacks, coronary heart disease, heart murmurs, and hypertension. Cardiologists focus on practicing preventative medicine because many heart problems are chronic and long-term therefore they need to be neutralized and reversed before they progress into heart disease. Cardiologists conduct physical examinations and monitor patient’s heart health. In addition to preventative medicine, cardiologists focus on diagnostic testing as well. Diagnostic testing is commonly referred to as ECG. ECG stands for electrocardiogram and it is used to determine a patients heart health as well as predict any future heart problems that could arise. Other duties that are commonly expected from cardiologists include administrative tasks. This means that doctors may need to spend time updating patients records as well as preparing and submitting patients insurance forms. Cardiologists are required to stay up-to-date with current developments through training and education.
Some of the treatments and procedures that cardiologists provide include: Ablation, Stenting, Coronary Artery Bypass, Heart transplants, Heart valve repairs, Pacemakers, and Ventricular assist devices. Some of the most common procedures are heart transplants and pacemakers. Heart transplants can restore the health and energy that individuals had before heart failure. Pacemakers are used for patients who have a slow heart beat. The pacemaker will detect when the heart rate is slow and it will administer electrical impulses.
There are a number of reasons that individuals should visit a cardiologist. Individuals should most importantly go if they experience chest pain around the heart, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes. Cardiovascular diseases remain the number one cause of death in the United States, so it is very important for everyone to visit their cardiologist.
Dr. Edward Honig is 90 years of age. He is an internal medicine doctor and he practices in Glen Cove, New York. Dr. Honig has been practicing for 66 years and he is certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Honig has had his medical license from 1952-2013. Dr. Honig has never had any malpractice claims, sanctions, or board actions at all throughout his medical career.
Dr. Honig graduated from Medical School at Duke University School of Medicine in 1951. He completed his internship at New York Hospital in 1952. In 1953, Dr. Honig completed his residency at the New York Hospital as well. Dr. Honig then completed his fellowship at Yale in 1955. Throughout his education, Dr. Honig was recognized for Healthgrades Honor Roll. Healthgrades Honor Roll is for individuals who are board certified, never had their license surrendered or revoked, never had an malpractice judgements, and never had any state or federal discip