Cardiologist in New Bedford, MA
Keeping your heart healthy means keeping you healthy. After all, suffering from a cardiovascular issue can cause the rest of your body to function poorly, as your heart is one of the body's primary organs and is crucial to life itself.
At Southcoast Cardiology and Primary Care, cardiologists help treat their patients by using the utmost care and certified techniques available for every heart condition. In fact, the very word cardiologist can be translated literally as "knowledge or understanding of the heart."
Cardiologists are certified physicians with an expertise to treat complications involving not only the heart, but the entire cardiovascular system. This complex network includes your heart, arteries, and veins, all of which work together to achieve a common goal: bringing you life.
Cardiology is an internal medicine subcategory, as cardiologists need to have an in-depth comprehension of internal medicine along with other specialties to receive their professional certification. Take a look below at what's required for a physician to receive a cardiologist certification:
- Earn a degree from an approved medical school.
- Finish an ACGME-accredited internal medicine residency program (which takes three years to complete)
- Have at least two years of relevant patient contact and services.
- At least 20 months of that two-year period must involve inpatient services, emergency settings, and be relevant to dermatology or neurology.
- The amount of responsibility for patients must increase during each year of training.
Some of the heart conditions they're licensed to treat include:
- Valvular Heart Disease
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Aortic Stenosis
- Heart Attack
- High Blood Pressure
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Weight-Related Problems
- Heart Failure
- High Cholesterol
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
For more information on what makes Southcoast Cardiology and Primary Care cardiologists the heart experts you can trust right here in New Bedford, MA, call (774) 992-7499 today!