Many different kinds of doctors and medical professionals specialize in the heart and blood vessels—the cardiovascular system. Some work directly with patients while others work mainly in the laboratory. Their different roles are explained in the topics below.
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Texas Heart Institute Heart Information Center
Through this community outreach program, staff members of the Texas Heart Institute (THI) provide
educational information related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of
cardiovascular disease. It is not the intention of THI to provide specific
medical advice, but rather to provide users with information to better
understand their health and their diagnosed disorders. Specific medical advice
will not be provided and THI urges you to visit a qualified physician for
diagnosis and for answers to your questions.