An area of medicine within the subspecialty of cardiology, which uses specialized imaging and other diagnostic techniques to evaluate blood flow and pressure in the coronary arteries and chambers of the heart and uses technical procedures and medications to treat abnormalities that impair the function of the cardiovascular system. Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007. www.abms.org [7/1/2007: added definition, added source]
Additional Resources: American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007. http://www.abim.org/
Board Certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
ACGME Accredited Residency Program Requirements: 1 year of training plus a prerequisite of 3 years Internal Medicine, 3 years Cardiovascular Disease for a total of 7 years.
ABMS Approved Subspecialty Certificate (Internal Medicine)