This is the area of medicine that deals with heart disease. Cardiology includes the investigation and care of patients with chest pain, angina, heart attacks, palpitations, problems with heart valves and heart failure.
Cardiology is a very fast changing medical speciality. The tests which are used by cardiologists have greatly improved in accuracy over the last few years. In modern cardiology we have a number of advanced treatments such as Coronary Angioplasty and the use of stents to improve the outlook for patients with heart disease.
In cardiology we also sometimes refer patients with heart disease for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG) as the best treatment for their heart disease. To treat many cardiology patients we use a variety of medicines to control blood pressure, reduce cholesterol levels, treat diabetes and to make it easier for the heart to cope with its work.