Edward Honig was a leading American consultant in the field of internal medicine, specializing in cardiology. He was a dedicated teacher and cardiologist with a passion for exceptional music, beautiful and expressive art forms, good food, as well as intellectual, political conversations. As a cardiologist, Edward Honig was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
With over fifty years of experience practicing cardiology, Edward Honig touched the lives of many patients through his kind and caring nature. In the span of this period, Dr. Edward Honig served as the Director of Electrocardiography at the St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn and as the Director of Cardiology at the Glen Cove Hospital in New York.
Cardiology is described as a branch of internal medicine that handles matters touching on abnormalities and diseases of the heart and the circulatory system. This includes the medical treatment and diagnosis of heart diseases such as heart failure, hypertension, atherosclerosis, cardiomyopathy, cardiac arrhythmias, and congenital heart diseases, among many others.
Dr. Edward constantly recommended a visit to the cardiologist every once in a while so as to avoid the potential danger associated with undetectable heart disorder such as heart murmurs. He reiterated that such conditions might lead to long-term complications that bring about chronic illnesses, or even death.
A cardiologist does not undertake any surgical procedures but is involved in procedures such as inserting heart valves and pacemakers. In the process of diagnosis, a cardiologist will conduct a physical exam that will concentrate on finding defects in the heart. Some of the tests carried out include blood and stress tests, echocardiograms, electrophysiology, and cardiac imaging.
Cardiologists also deal with conditions pertaining to valvular heart disease and diminished oxygen carrying capacities such as hypovolemic shock and anemia. There are several categories of cardiologists including pediatric cardiologists, who deal with heart diseases in children, cardiothoracic surgeons, who specialize in cardiac surgery, and adult cardiologists, who deal specifically with adult heart defects.
Cardiology has many sub-specialties such as nuclear cardiology, interventional cardiology, echocardiography, and cardiac electrophysiology. In the U.S, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology are some of the leading associations for cardiologists.