Medical Specialists of the Cardiovascular System Video


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Which specialist would be likely to treat coronary artery disease?

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1. If you had enlarged, painful veins in your legs, which specialist should you visit?

2. Which specialist would treat patients with leukemia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are three types of doctors that specialize in treating patients with cardiovascular conditions, and this quiz/worksheet pairing will help increase your understanding of what they do. You will be assessed on your knowledge of cardiologists, hematologists, and vascular surgeons.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this test, you will be quizzed on the physicians:

  • Who help patients with diseases of the blood vessels
  • Who treat diseases of the heart
  • Who diagnose and study diseases of the blood

Skills Practiced

This assessment and worksheet will allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about cardiologists, hematologists, and vascular surgeons from the related lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding diseases treated by cardiovascular physicians
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the different types of schooling needed to become a specialized cardiovascular physician
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about determining the right doctor based on your symptoms

Additional Learning

To learn more about cardiovascular system physicians, review the accompanying lesson on Medical Specialists of the Cardiovascular System. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cardiologist and find examples of diseases they treat
  • Understand the techniques used by a cardiologist to treat patients with cardiac problems
  • Identify the diseases treated by a hematologist
  • Define vascular surgeon and find examples of procedures they perform
  • Understand the specialized training needed to become a cardiologist, hematologist, or vascular surgeon