Cardiovascular surgeons are medical doctors who specialize
in surgery of the heart and blood vessels. They typically perform heart surgeries
and treat people who have a blockage in the blood vessels leading to the heart (coronary
artery disease) or problems with heart valves. They may also do certain thoracic (chest
and lung) surgeries.
Cardiovascular surgeons may further specialize in treating
people of specific age groups, such as pediatric cardiovascular surgeons, who only
treat children and often treat heart problems related to birth defects.
surgeons can be board-certified by the Board of Surgery in general surgery or vascular
surgery. The Board of Surgery is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
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