Cardiology is that area of medicine that concerns the study of the heart and its action and diseases. Cardiologists are sometimes the primary physician that evaluates the patient but are also often used as consultants in cases that have a cardiac component. Furthermore, cardiologists are also interventional cardiologists when they perform cardiac catheterizations or diagnostic tests concerning the heart.
Like other specialists they are held to an accentuated standard of care of the reasonable cardiologist. In essence they are expected that degree of care of other cardiologists in like or similar conditions.
Many cases concern missed diagnoses or the improper administration of drugs in the performance of their duties to their patients.
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