A cardiologist is a medical professional that has received special training which enables them to identify, treat and prevent heart and blood vessel diseases. It takes 10 years or more of extensive education, training in internal medicine and specialized training in heart and blood vessel related ailments to become a cardiologist. The American Board of Internal Medicine then puts them through a rigorous two-day exam that tests their clinical and educational preparation, knowledge, judgement and ability to offer superior care before they can become certified.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States. It also leads to serious impairment for countless people. That’s why it’s so important to see a certified, experienced cardiologist periodically. This is particularly important if you are at high risk for a significant heart related condition. People that consistently experience chest pains, shortness of breath or dizzy spells should see a cardiologist. They can do an evaluation and special testing to identify a person’s risk of developing heart disease. A cardiologist can also provide advice on preventing heart disease.
For people suffering serious heart rhythm disturbances, heart attacks or heart failure, cardiologists have the skills and training to provide effective treatment that can save, prolong or improve the quality of their lives. Cardiologists, while they are not surgeons, can decide whether a patient may need heart surgery, balloon angioplasty, cardia catheterization, other medical procedures or simply lifestyle changes to prevent further heart trouble. To do so they check people’s heart, lung, blood pressure, weight and blood vessels or perform an ECG, echocardiogram, x-ray or other additional tests. Working with a cardiologist people can improve and maintain their heart health.
Dr. Edward Honig is a highly rated, experienced cardiologist and specialist in internal medicine. A graduate of Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Honig has been practicing medicine for over 65 years. He received his NY State medical license in 1952 and currently practices medicine at Glen Cove Hospital Department of Medicine in Glen Cove, New York. Dr. Honig is 90 years old and has worked with countless patients with different types of heart disease throughout his career. He’s very skilled at identifying signs of heart disease and providing people with treatment that can save their lives.
A board certified cardiologist, Dr. Honig’s vast experience makes him a valuable asset when it comes to recommending and implementing patient care plans and procedures. A well-respected physician, Dr. Honig is on the Healthgrades honor roll for the quality of care he consistently delivers. He also has a very high patient satisfaction rating. His insightful advice and excellent patient care have made him a valuable asset to both the medical facility and the patients with which he works. Dr. Honig consistently gets high ratings from staff and patients alike for his punctuality, helpfulness and knowledge.
The expertise, skills, education, experience, advanced research, treatment approaches and patient outcomes of Dr. Edward Hornig have led to him earning the reputation as one of New York City’s top cardiologists.