Cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons play different and equally important roles in the care of a patient with Heart Disease, as McLeod Cardiologist Alan Blaker explains: Cardiologists will generally handle the diagnosis and medical treatment or nonsurgical procedures like balloon angioplasty, coronary stents, ablation procedures or devices like pacemakers or defibrillators. Cardiothoracic surgeons will handle bypass surgery and surgical valve replacement procedures. After surgery the patient will usually follow up with a cardiologist long term once released by the surgeon. Some newer procedures actually involve the talents of both cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgery such as TAVR or percutaneous valve replacement procedures.
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Cardiologists treat the heart and vascular system. They can perform such procedures as Angioplasty and Stents, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Pacemaker insertion, and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators.
Cardiologists treat and diagnose heart problems without the use of surgery.
Cardiologists perform a lot of procedures ranging from prescribing drugs fro the heart to performing surgeries. some procedures are angioplasty, heart catheterization, innsertion of stent or even artificial heart pump etc