What Is The Difference Between Cardiologist And Electrocardiologist

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What Is The Difference Between Cardiologist And Electrocardiologist

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.

Answer

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

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