Cardiology Expert Witness
A Cardiology expert witness is a Cardiologist who testifies about the standard of care for treating heart disease such as heart failure and heart attack. Cardiology is a medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Cardiologists first complete training in Internal Medicine before undertaking a Fellowship in Cardiology. The total program takes nearly six years to complete. Cardiologists treat cardiac arrhythmias (e.g. atrial fibrillation, SVT, ventricular tachycardia), coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure (i.e. CHF), and countless other diseases of the human heart. Some Cardiologists specialize in Interventional Cardiology, the performance of procedures such as cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, and coronary artery stenting. Actual heart surgery, however, is performed by a cardiothoracic or cardiovascular surgeon.
Most litigation in Cardiology involves improper or delayed treatment of coronary artery disease and its attendant complications. Cardiology experts are also called upon to analyze causation in cases involving other primary care providers who allegedly fail to diagnose acute cardiac conditions. Because of the prevalence of cardiac disease in the United States, skilled Cardiology experts are in high demand.
Cardiology Case Matter
Elite Medical Experts reviews all aspects of Cardiology litigation and consultation stemming from any area of Cardiology, including:
- Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
- Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-Fib)
- Ventricular tachycardia (V-Tach)
- Coronary artery disease
- Acute myocardial infarction (MI)
- Hypertrophic heart disease
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis
- Valvular heart disease
- Aortic stenosis
- Aortic insufficiency
- Mitral valve prolapse
- Cardiac catheterization
- Cardiac infection and inflammation (e.g. myocarditis, pericarditis)
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- ECG interpretation
- Electrophysiologic testing (electrophysiology, EP study)
- Exercise testing (cardiac stress test)
- Nuclear cardiology
- Pacemaker implantation and maintenance
- Pediatric cardiology
- Sudden Cardiac Death
Given the complexity of Cardiology, an experienced Board-Certified Cardiologist from a top university medical center is an invaluable resource for challenging assignments. To secure a hand-selected Cardiology expert witness who is ready to work with you, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on Elite’s experienced Case Strategy Team today.
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