Choosing a Heart Specialist
The staff at our nationally ranked heart hospital includes heart doctors with advanced training and experience in specific types of heart disease and work only with those patient populations. Depending on your heart condition and circumstances, you may see one or more of these heart specialists.
Recommends medicines, lifestyle changes, and procedures to help you control high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other factors that put you at risk for a heart attack. Your cardiologist will also coordinate your care with other specialists -- for example, if you need surgery or have a medical condition such as diabetes or a genetic concern that increases your risk for heart disease.
Heart Surgeon, Thoracic Surgeon
Performs cardiac surgery to treat coronary artery disease and heart valve disease, implants ventricular assist devices (VADs), and replaces damaged hearts through transplant.
Cardiologist specially trained in catheter-based procedures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular conditions such as coronary artery disease, vascular disease, and valve disease.
A specially trained cardiologist who focuses on diagnosing and treating electrical and conduction problems that may cause arrhythmias. Electrophysiologists perform procedures such as cardiac ablation and pacemaker and defibrillator implantation.