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,...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

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...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

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...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

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...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Relevant EFIM Publications

Medical and surgical co-management – A strategy of improving the quality and outcomes of perioperative care

Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicia,low asterisk,'Correspondence information about the author Carmen Fierbinţeanu-BraticeviciEmail the author Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevici, Matthias Raspeb, Alin Liviu Predac, Evija Livčāned,Email the author Evija Livčāne,
Date:15 November 2018

Hospital ambulatory medicine: A leading strategy for Internal Medicine in Europe

Author(s): Xavier Corbellaa,low asterisk,'Correspondence information about the author Xavier CorbellaEmail the author Xavier Corbella, Vasco Barretob, Stefano Bassettic, Monica Bivold, Pietro Castellinoe, Evert-Jan de Kruijff, Francesco Dentalig, Mine Durusu-Tanriöv
Date:14 April 2018

What is the role of general internists in the tertiary or academic setting?

Author(s): Mine Durusu Tanriovera,low asterisk,'Correspondence information about the author Mine Durusu TanrioverEmail the author Mine Durusu Tanriover, Shirley Rigbyb, L. Harry van Hulsteijnc, Faustino Ferreirad, Narcisso Oliveirad, Petra-Maria Schumm-Draegere, Fra
Date:1 December 2014


More publications

What is EFIM?

The principal objectives of EFIM is to promote internal medicine on a scientificn educational, ethical and professional level and to support internists in provinging better care for patients throughout Europe.

Learn more

What is internal medicine?

The specialty of internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body. Although some diseases specifically affect individual organs, the majority of common diseases. The internist must then be trained to recognise and manage a broad range of diseases and, with the aging population, many patients with chronic and multiple disorders.

Learn more

Internal Medicine meets Public

Under construction.

Coronavirus disease 2019 : short notice for public
Watch our webinars

Newsletters