• troubled heart troubled heart
    June 26, 2009
    what is the difference between cardiologist and electrocardiologist
    troubled heart troubled heart
    June 26, 2009

    is there a diffferent definition for both? I was informed I have a rapid heartbeat 150+. My doctor said he was going to make an appointment with an electrocardiologist.



  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    June 26, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    June 26, 2009

    Hi Troubled Heart,

    A cardiologist is a physician who is certified to treat problems of the cardiovascular system (i.e. heart, arteries, and veins).


    An electrocardiologist is a cardiologist specializing in heart rhythms, such as a too slow/fast heart rates and EKG results which is influence by the electrical signals of the heart.


    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

    Be Heart Healthy and Lose Weight



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