Cardiology

Cardiology (from Greek καρδίᾱ, kardiā, "heart"; and -λογία, -logia) is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart be it human or animal. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology. Physicians who specialize in this field of medicine are called cardiologists. Physicians who specialize in cardiac surgery are called cardiac surgeons.

 

VIDEO: GERD may boost increase heart attack risk

CHICAGO – Gastroesophageal reflux disease may constitute a heretofore unrecognized risk factor for coronary heart disease. In a nationwide case-control study of prodigious proportions,...

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Childhood obesity predicts adult cardiovascular risks

Teens who are overweight, but metabolically healthy, still run a significantly higher risk of developing increased carotid intimal-medial thickness and other cardiovascular risk factors as adults. A...

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Coronary artery calcification can guide aspirin therapy

The benefits of aspirin therapy for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease outweigh the risks in patients who have coronary artery calcification scores of 100 or more, while the opposite is...

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Six factors predict 1-year survival after TAVR

WASHINGTON – Patient gender was the only factor that significantly affected stroke risk during the first year following transcatheter aortic valve replacement, according to an analysis of data from...

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