Cardiovascular health is vitally important to the overall health condition of an individual. A Cardiologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the study, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions, diseases and/or abnormalities of or related to the cardiovascular system. The cardiovascular or circulatory system is comprised of the heart (the cardiac muscle), blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries), and blood (plasma, red/white blood cells. and platelets).
A cardiologist uses a variety of tools and methods in conjunction with his/her expertise and knowledge to discern whether an individual has risk factors, heart structure abnormalities, or conditions that may adversely affect normal heart function and/or lead to more serious cardiovascular or related issues. a cardiologist may also perform minor surgical procedures if necessary.
“Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of heart attack, stroke, arteriosclerosis, and kidney failure”, says Dr. Edward Honig, M.D., a cardiologist in Glen Cove, New York. He cautiously warns, “Often a person is unaware that they have cardiovascular disease until something catastrophic occurs such as a heart attack or stroke, so it is important to be evaluated even if you don’t think it is necessary.”
Dr. Edward Honig advises that individuals should select a reputable heart specialist with extensive experience, skill, and knowledge, that communicates well and doesn’t mind answering questions. Lastly, you want to be sure that both the cardiologist and the hospital that he or she is affiliated with accepts your insurance.
Dr. Edward Honig, M.D. has been a practitioner if internal medicine and cardiology for over 75 years. He received his medical doctorate from Duke University located in Durham, North Carolina. He is a well-respected cardiologist at Glen Cove Hospital-Department of Medicine in Glen Cove, New York. Don’t wait for an unfortunate circumstance to see a qualified cardiologist.