Cardiology is a branch of internal medicine. A cardiologist is not the same as a cardiac surgeon. A cardiac surgeon opens the chest and performs heart surgery. A cardiologist specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the cardiovascular system. The cardiologist will carry out tests, and they may some do procedures, such as heart catheterizations, angioplasty, or inserting a pacemaker. Heart disease relates specifically to the heart, while cardiovascular disease affects the heart, the blood vessels, or both. Early detection and early treatment are the keys in beating cardiovascular diseases- the number one cause of disability and death for both men and women accounting for one third of deaths. At Medify, our interdisciplinary team of heart specialists has developed a powerful program for identifying, treating and managing heart and vascular conditions for patients of all ages. We’ve built our stellar reputation upon the premise that minutes always count – whether it is improving your heart health, providing a diagnosis or urgent surgical intervention, our award winning team of renowned surgeons, physicians, researchers.