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.

 

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
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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
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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

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