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Cardiology Doctors Expert Witnesses

Cardiology doctors specialize in diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiology is one of many sub-specialties of internal medicine. There are many different types of cardiologists focusing on different aspects of the field. Training to become a cardiologist is fairly extensive, as several years of fellowship are required after completing three years of internal medicine residency. Therefore, a minimum of six years of residency and fellowship after medical school is typical for cardiologists in training. Cardiology doctor expert witnesses provide consultation or testimony related to cardiac catheterization, cardiac imaging, hemodynamics or cardiac arrhythmia. This is in addition to rehabilitation, cholesterol, lipid management, congenital heart disease, pregnancy heart disease, electrocardiographic, invasive interventional cardiology or pacemakers. Cardiology doctor expert witnesses reviews for misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis and other assessment-related issues to cardiac distress. Some types of medical conditions that occur that an cardiac expert can review are tightness in the chest or trouble breathing that is ignored and results in cardiac failure. In addition, failure to identify closed arteries, missing family history in diagnosing cardiac distress, below standard of care during a cardiac attack. Also standard of care issues related to administration, or the misinterpretation of an by a physician or physicianÂ’s assistant or improper or delayed treatment during cardiac arrest can occur. Cardiologist expert witness are needed for surgical settings, routine medical office visits, cardiology medications, adverse effects of incorrect dosing, medication errors during codes, or overdose.

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