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Can a cardiologist surgeon perform a heart catheterization?

Hi Dr. Gopi, my dad currently has Coronary Heart Disease. He has a general Cardiologist ; However she told him that she will not perform a heart catherization anymore. That scares me because my dad is the type of person that nothing wont show up on the other cardio test, like EKG and others. The only way you can tell that my dad has a problem is through the Heart Catherization. My dad had a quadrouble bypass, and a lot of stents put in. So, my question is, should I find a interventional cardiologist or maybe a surgen cardiologist who has a higher level than a general cardiologist?
Fri, 5 Apr 2019
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Hi,

If your father has symptoms, a general cardiologist can visit him and recommend the right examinations, and based on that he can tell if the patient need to do a cardiac catheterization or not (coronary angiography), and can address you to an intervencional cardiologist who can do the coronary angiography.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
     
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Dr. Anila Skenderi,
General & Family Physician
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Can a cardiologist surgeon perform a heart catheterization?

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