The other testing and operative procedures interest me as well. Many of the tests are for imaging purposes. Understanding blood flow using angiography, echocardiography and MRI would be a pleasure to learn. Detection of abnormalities is another purpose of testing. Electron bear computerized tomography, electrophysiology and myocardial biopsies are all wonderful tests for detecting numerous problems and learning how to use the tests to diagnose the problems is something I am deeply interested in.
Taking care of the patients is the key to any branch of medicine. In cardiology, the patient population is primarily elderly, and function as outpatients. This makes them no less important. They require as much care, and seeing to that is paramount. The patients are the most important part of the medical profession. Developing a relationship built on trust is important to the doctor-patient bond.
Cardiology is an exciting field with numerous research opportunities. My current research undertakings include the effect of medical therapy on the clinical course of non-critical coronary disease. This project is conducted at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. The other project I'm working on is a retrospective review of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy patients.