Cardiology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart as well as parts of the circulatory system. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure and valvular heart disease.
Physicians who specialize in this field of medicine are called cardiologists, a specialty of internal medicine. Pediatric cardiologists are pediatricians who specialize in cardiology. Physicians who specialize in cardiac surgery are called cardiothoracic surgeons or cardiac surgeons, a specialty of general surgery.
Some obvious exceptions that affect the function of the heart would be blood tests (electrolyte disturbances, troponins).
|Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM)||$450|
|Treadmill stress testing||$200|
|Transoesophageal echocardiogram (TOE)||$350|