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Things about a cardiologist: history, education, how much they earn etc.

maria macias

on 16 May 2013

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Responsibilities: Everyday Responsibilities : Cardiologist Definition: A cardiologist is a specialist of cardiology; a specialist in the structures, functions, and disorders of the heart. Cardiologist are responsible for examining cardiovascular issues and diagnosing diseases. They are also responsible for conducting minimal to extensive heart surgeries. examining patients
Diagnosing Symptoms
Counseling Patients
Minor Surgery (performing cardiac catheterization and installing pace makers)
Record Keeping By: Maria M. and Ginelie R. Education Level: pre-med bachelor's degree
pre- med consists of anatomy, biology, chemistry and statistics
pass the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree
2- or 3-year cardiology residency
pass the American Board of Internal Medicine Exam
pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)

**All this takes 10 years** Timeline: 1706: Raymond de Vieussens, a French anatomy professor, first describes the structure of the heart's chambers and vessels.
1856: Rudolf von Koelliker and Heinrich Müller were the first to discover that the heart generated electricity.
1903: Willem Einthoven, a Dutch physiologist, develops the electrocardiograph.
1912: James B. Herrick, an American physician, first describes heart disease resulting from hardening of the arteries.
1912-1925: Cardiology becomes a public health and research effort, leading to the founding of the American Heart Association.
1938: Robert E. Gross, an American surgeon, performs first heart surgery.
1952: F. John Lewis, an American surgeon, performs first successful open heart surgery.
1953: John H. Gibbon, an American surgeon, first uses a mechanical heart and blood purifier.
1967: Christian Barnard, a South African surgeon, performs the first whole heart transplant from one person to another International Jobs: There is international jobs for cardiologist where you travel the world.
Get the Job:
apply online
go to company Salary Ranges: Non- invasive cardiologist average salaries begin at $346,266 per year rising to $457,921 per year.
Invasive cardiologist average salaries begin at $373,500 rising to $532,000 per year. Invasive cardiology are skilled in several procedures, including routine heart catheterization, emergent angioplasty, electrophysiology studies, permanent pacemaker insertions, implantable defibrillator insertions, cardiac ablation and cardioversions.
Non-invasive cardiology assist patients in managing and preventing cardiovascular disease. They also lead patients through testing, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Outlook: Cardiologist is a growing profession.
Mechanical assistance to improve steadiness.
failing heart to recover following the removal of a left ventricular.
electrical device therapy such as cardiac resynchronization. ( re-establish ventricular synchrony in patients with heart failure)
Cardiac xenotransplantation might become a reality. (animal heart into a human) electrocardiograph
Becoming a cardiologist is a very difficult career that will need patients and a lot of work but in the end it will all be worth it because you'll earn a large amount of money and help many patients. Any Questions
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