Our Specialties

Whether your heart condition is electrical or circulatory, with Dr. Salvatore Barbaro you’ll find a tailor-made solution due to his experience not only in the clinical cardiology field, but also in the interventional and electrophysiology aspects of the heart. A cardiologist with such subspecialties lets the diagnose and treatment be integral and gives a panoramic view of the solution.

Clinical & Interventional

Cardiology

Clinical Cardiology

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States (1). When heart disease is diagnosed by your primary care doctor, or when your risk for developing heart disease is determined to be very high, you will need to see a specialist. A clinical cardiologist can diagnose, confirm and manage heart disease.

Interventional Cardiology

This is the subspecialty dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment through catheters. A catheter is a flexible or rigid hollow tube employed to drain fluids from body cavities or to distend body passages. In interventional cardiology they go into the heart through a leg vein/artery or arm vein/artery (2) in order to perform from several types of catheterization to cardiac muscle biopsy.

Electrophysiology

Almost 50% of cardiovascular diseases worldwide deaths were due to stroke, the most serious consequence of Atrial Fibrillation (3). An electrophysiologist is the expert in the electrical system of the heart, which is responsible of causing rapid arrhythmias such as AFib or Atrial flutter, or slow arrhythmias that require a pacemaker. If you are dealing with any abnormal heartbeat, the electrophysiologist is your best option.

Endovascular

Peripheral artery disease, which is a narrowing of the peripherial arteries serving the legs, stomach, arms, brain and other organs, has a major morbidity and mortality burden worldwide, and its impact is going to increase even further given the obesity and diabetes pandemic.

(1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Underlying Cause of Death, 1999–2018. CDC WONDER Online Database. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2018. Accessed March 12, 2020.

(2) https://www.dictionary.com/browse/catheter

(3) Kannel WB, et al. Prevalence, incidence, prognosis, and predisposing conditions for atrial fibrillation: Population-based estimates. Am J Cardiol 1998; 82(8A):2N–9N.