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Cardiovascular disease


The number one killer in the United States, cardiovascular disease affects the heart and blood vessels. Cardiologists are doctors who identify, treat and help you manage cardiac conditions, such as…




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Source: American Board of Specialties, Research and Education Foundation, Which Medical Specialist for You?; American Medical Association; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Lexicon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations and Acronyms for the Era of Reform, 1994

First published: 08/01/2004
Last updated: 12/12/2013

Reviewed by: David G Hurrell, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital