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.


HS cardiac troponin T shows MI rule-out potential

WASHINGTON – Patients presenting with chest pain with a negative ECG and an undetectable blood level of cardiac troponin T on a high-sensitivity assay had virtually no risk of a myocardial infarction...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

FDA proposes to regulate e-cigarettes, cigars

The Food and Drug Administration’s long-awaited proposal to regulate e-cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products as if they were cigarettes does not go far enough to protect the public, and...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Statin users eat more, gain more weight during 1999-2010

U.S. adults who take statins consumed 14.4% more fat and 9.6% more calories in 1999-2000 than a decade earlier, while the prevalence of statin use more than doubled during that time, investigators...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Obstructive sleep apnea complicates atrial fibrillation

WASHINGTON – About 18% of U.S. patients with atrial fibrillation also have a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, and the confluence of the two appeared linked to increased hospitalizations and...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

EXACT-HF: Allopurinol flops for heart failure

WASHINGTON – Allopurinol has no effect on heart failure, according to results from the multicenter, double-blind EXACT-HF study. "In heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction and...

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

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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.

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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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