Education & training
BM BCh MA PhD MRCP CCDS
Cardiologist is doctor who diagnose, assess and treat patients with diseases and defects of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiologists manage patients with conditions such as angina (chest pain caused by narrowing of the coronary arteries), arrhythmias, eg atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat), heart murmurs due to heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle) with heart failure including pulmonary, oedema (accumulation of fluid), coronary artery thrombosis or myocardial infarction (heart attack) often associated with high blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol, diseases of the arteries (atherosclerosis, arteritis, atheroma), hole in the heart and other forms of congenital heart disease within adult lifeincluding transition from paediatric care and shared care of pregnant women with heart disease. Cardiologists specialising in imaging use simple or complex echocardiography, CT, MRI and nuclear medicine often in conjunction with radiologists to aid diagnosis.