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.

 

Atrial fib linked to incident myocardial infarction

Atrial fibrillation is strongly associated with incident myocardial infarction, independently of coronary risk factors and potential confounders, according to an analysis of data from the REGARDS...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Prehospital bivalirudin reduced bleeding with PCI

SAN FRANCISCO – Giving bivalirudin in the ambulance to patients with ST-segment elevation MI before primary percutaneous coronary intervention significantly improved 30-day bleeding outcomes in a...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Transradial PCI in women appears safe, feasible

SAN FRANCISCO – Rates of bleeding or vascular complications in women undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention were 59% lower using radial access, compared with femoral access, a difference that...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Systemic sclerosis brings sharply increased MI risk

SAN DIEGO – Patients with systemic sclerosis are at greater than eightfold increased risk of having an acute myocardial infarction during the first year after diagnosis, compared with matched...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

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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


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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.

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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.

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