12 Things Cardiologists Think Hospitalists Need to Know

Thomas R. Collins


The Hospitalist. 2012;16(10):1, 40-43. 

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You might not have done a fellowship in cardiology, but quite often you probably feel like a cardiologist. Hospitalists frequently attend to patients on observation for heart problems and help manage even the most complex patients.

Often, you are working alongside the cardiologist. But other times, you're on your own. Hospitalists are expected to carry an increasingly heavy load when it comes to heart-failure patients and many other kinds of patients with specialized disorders. It can be hard to keep up with what you need to know.

The Hospitalist spoke to several cardiologists about the latest in treatments, technologies, and HM's role in the system of care. The following are their suggestions for what you really need to know about treating patients with heart conditions.