A cardiologist is a medical professional who is specifically trained to assist patients with cardiovascular problems, whether as a clinician or as a technician specialized in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.


Cardiology comprises the following occupational subfields:


Clinical cardiology remains the central pillar of the specialty. The major progress made in diagnostic techniques makes it all the more necessary to stress its importance, because the cardiologist's final decision must be based on an amalgamation of all the information received through both clinical activity and diagnostic techniques.

Cardiovascular diseases are the number-one cause of death in the developed world, surpassing other diseases like cancer, road accidents and infectious diseases. This is essentially because of the very high prevalence of so-called cardiovascular risk factors, primarily smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol.

A cardiologist's work must therefore focus not only on treating the disease once it has appeared, but also on trying to prevent it from appearing, by addressing and monitoring risk factors.

In this regard, we offer all our patients the most cutting-edge technology for early detection of cardiovascular disease, seeking to change its natural course and acting primarily on the patient's baseline risk burden, all in an entirely personalized way.

The wide-ranging effects of cardiovascular disease mean that cardiologists are involved in multiple aspects of healthcare:


Non-invasive Diagnosis

  • Chest x-ray interpretation.
  • Standard electrocardiography.
  • Holter electrocardiography.
  • Stress tests (exercise and medication).
  • Conventional, exercise and Doppler echocardiography.
  • Nuclear cardiology.
  • Pharmacological tests.
  • Other provocation tests (tilt table, etc.).
  • Phono-mechanocardiography.
  • Vectorcardiography.
  • Other ECG techniques (high-resolution, etc.).
  • Telemetry.
  • Outpatient blood pressure monitoring.

Invasive Diagnosis

  • Transoesophageal echocardiography.
  • Cardiac catheterization: hemodynamic and angiographic study. Coronarography.
  • Electrophysiology.
  • Myocardial biopsy.
  • Angioscopy.
  • Echocardiography and intravascular Doppler.


  • Acute and chronic coronary heart disease. Thrombolysis.
  • Arterial hypertension.
  • Dyslipidemia.
  • Heart failure.
  • Heart arrhythmia.
  • Cardiomyopathy.
  • Pericardial disease.
  • Heart valve disease.
  • Endocarditis.
  • Congenital heart disease.
  • Implantation and monitoring of pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.
  • Cardioversion, defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Catheter ablation for arrhythmia.
  • Pericardiocentesis.
  • Angioplasty and valvuloplasty.

Our aim is to treat people, not patients or diseases, while using at all times state-of-the-art technology, upholding ethical integrity and providing personalized care.

The Cardiology Service of the HM Hospitales Group forms part of the Centro Integral de Enfermedades CardiovascularesHM CIEC).

This Centre was founded in 2013 and is made up of six University Hospitals and various polyclinics for outpatient care, which are located in Madrid and have their headquarters at Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe,in Boadilla del Monte.

It has ties to the Faculty of Medicine of CEU San Pablo University and to the Spanish National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), directed by Dr Valentín Fuster, with which it has maintained a collaborative agreement for clinical research and scientific activities since 2014, supported and strengthened by Fundación de Investigación HM Hospitales.

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