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At Cardiovascular Institute of the South, each cardiologist is trained to treat cardiovascular disease and conditions like high blood pressure and cholesterol. But if you have a specific condition, such as an arrythmia, valve leak, or peripheral vascular disease, you may benefit from seeing a specialist. Let’s look at some of these subspecialties.

INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY Like cardiologists, interventional cardiologists can diagnose and manage heart disease. What differs is that interventionists use catheters to perform minimally-invasive procedures on the heart and blood vessels. Angiograms, stents and other interventions fall under this category. Most CIS physicians are trained in these types of interventional procedures.

HEART RHYTHM DISORDERS Cardiac electrophysiologists, often referred to as EPs, are cardiologists who have additional medical training in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. In layman’s terms, you can think of an electrophysiologist as an electrician, specializing in the heart’s electrical function whereas a cardiologist acts more as a plumber, focusing on the vascular function of the heart.

VALVE & STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASE The valves of the heart and its structural or congenital defects are another cardiovascular subspecialty. When heart valves become damaged or diseased, the heart muscle must work harder to pump the blood, and sometimes valve replacements are needed. Other structural or congenital conditions, such as holes in the heart or septal defects, also require expert diagnosis and treatment.

PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE (PVD) Cardiovascular disease affects the entire cardiovascular system, including the arteries and veins of your legs. Indicators can be swelling or cramping in the legs, discoloration, or ulcers. Painful varicose veins as well as restless legs can be symptoms as well. It’s important to see a PVD specialist to discuss your risk for vascular disease in your legs.

PICTURED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Charles Thompson, MD, Interventional Cardiology + PVD; Satish Gadi, MD, Interventional Cardiology + PVD; Amit Patel, MD, Interventional Cardiology + PVD; Garland Green, MD, Interventional Cardiology + Valve & Structural + PVD; Robert Drennan, MD, Electrophysiology; Babu Jasti, MD, Interventional Cardiology + PVD; Ryan Gullatt, MD, Electrophysiology; Phillip Smith, MD, Interventional Cardiology + Valve & Structural; Abdullah Munir, MD, Interventional Cardiology + PVD; Shashitha Gavini, DO, Cardiology + Women’s Health

Cardiologists at Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) provide expert care for all forms of cardiovascular disease at three locations in Baton Rouge, Zachary, & Prairieville.

No matter your situation, a cardiovascular specialist can help to assess your risk and provide the right treatment.

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