Cardiology is a medical specialty that includes everything in your body that has to do with your heart and your blood vessels. This is also known as your circulatory or cardiovascular system. Your circulatory system is very important, as a healthy blood supply is needed for all parts of your body in order for it to function properly. A lack of blood or blood flow to parts of your body can cause big problems.
A cardiologist is a doctor who has training and skills for diagnosing and treating conditions of the heart and blood vessels such as: angina, heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation, hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. They also specialize in the prevention of conditions of the heart and blood vessels.
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