non-invasive cardiology vs. internist

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  1. goodluckcharm

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    are non-invasive cardiologists basically -"upscale" internists? what is the difference? and what about salaries, same?
    thanks.:)
     
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  2. Strength&Speed

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    no way, they make way more, probably close to double. the cards guys can answer the rest. they commonly read echos which counts as a procedure. im not a cards guy, they can tell u the rest.
     
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    No way, not the same.
    Makes about double of an internist and does not do primary care.
    Noninvasive cards would interpret echoes, nuclear scans, do stress tests and probably transesophageal echoes, manage a lot of congestive heart failure and CAD patients in clinic, etc.
    Primary care internist would be taking care of general medical issues, cancer screening, HTN, diabetes, COPD, pretty much anything.
     

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