- Cardiology is the branch of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of disorders of the cardiovascular system, specifically the heart, veins and arteries.
- Considered as a sub-specialty in internal medicine, it focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular conditions that range from congenital defects to heart diseases including congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease.
- Meanwhile, cardiologists are physicians who specialize in cardiology and are responsible for the medical management of various heart diseases.
- They carry out and interpret diagnostic tests and perform interventional procedures including angioplasty. They are different from cardiac surgeons who perform invasive procedures such as chest and heart surgery.