What Does a Cardiologist Pediatrician Do?

A pediatric cardiologist might follow patients into adulthood.

A pediatric cardiologist might follow patients into adulthood.

Cardiologists are physicians who diagnose and treat heart and vascular system conditions. Pediatric cardiologists treat young patients, some of whom are still in the womb. Pediatric cardiologists must be empathetic, have good communication skills and handle pressure well to carry out the lifesaving work that they do.



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Located in the mid-Atlantic United States, Elizabeth Layne has covered nonprofits and philanthropy since 1997, and has written articles on an array of topics for small businesses and career-seekers. An award-winning writer, her work has appeared in "The Chronicle of Philanthropy" newspaper and "Worth" magazine. Layne holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from The George Washington University.

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