Diagnoses and treats diseases of heart and its functions: Examines patient for symptoms indicative of heart disorders, using medical instruments and equipment.
Studies diagnostic images and electrocardiograph recordings to aid in making diagnoses.
Prescribes medications, and recommends dietary and activity program, as indicated.
Refers patient to SURGEON specializing in cardiac cases when need for corrective surgery is indicated.
May engage in research to study anatomy of and diseases peculiar to heart.