Cardiologists are doctors who diagnose, assess and treat patients with diseases and defects of the heart and blood vessels (the cardiovascular system).

This page provides useful information on the nature of the work, the common procedures/interventions, sub-specialties and other roles that may interest you.

Nature of the work

Their work involves patients of all ages from prenatal diagnosis to end-of-life care. Cardiologists manage patients with conditions such as:

Much of the emphasis is on improving survival rates and quality of life following heart attacks, heart failure or heart rhythm disorders; but cardiologists are also concerned with understanding disease processes and disease prevention.

Common procedures and interventions

Common procedures and interventions include:


The CCT sub-specialty is:

In keeping with the move away from the single-handed general cardiologist model to a more team based subspecialised approach, many cardiologists develop sub-specialty interests such as:

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