Heart specialists, also called Cardiologists, are doctors specialized in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disorders like severe hypertension, elevated cholesterol level to heart rhythm problems. Cardiologists not just diagnoses and treats heart conditions but they also perform procedures that help diagnose as well as treat the heart conditions.
Heart specialist who specializes in performing the procedures (invasive and non-invasive) for treating the cardiac disorders and conditions are Cardiac Surgeons. Likewise, a specialized cardiologist may perform procedures to treat specific problems. For instance, interventional cardiologists place stents in clogged arteries, close small holes in the heart and place specialized devices in the heart or a pediatric cardiologists who are the heart specialists specialized in the diagnosis, treatment, medical management and prevention of heart disorders in children.