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.

 

Bivalirudin called safe and effective in HIT

WASHINGTON – Bivalirudin is an attractive off-label option for the treatment of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, Dr. Lee Joseph said at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology....

Field of Interest: Cardiology
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A fib–associated stroke jumped 42% in 2000s

WASHINGTON – A third more Americans were hospitalized for ischemic stroke in 2010 than 7 years before, and the incidence of stroke associated with atrial fibrillation grew even more sharply, up by...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
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Pulsatile tinnitus looms large in fibromuscular dysplasia

WASHINGTON – Think cerebrovascular fibromuscular dysplasia in a middle-aged woman who presents with a complaint of pulsatile tinnitus. That’s the take-home message from a new analysis of the <link...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Even mild preop sepsis boosts postop thrombosis risk

WASHINGTON – Preoperative sepsis proved to be an important independent risk factor for both arterial and venous thrombosis during or after surgery in an analysis of nearly 1.75 million U.S. surgical...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Marriage protects against vascular disease

WASHINGTON – Being married is independently associated with a significantly reduced rate of vascular disease across all arterial beds, according to a population-based study of more than 3.5 million...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

When low HDL means ‘no sweat’

WASHINGTON– Low HDL cholesterol does not increase the risk of coronary heart disease when LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels are normal, according to an analysis from the <link...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Life partner provides better heart failure outcomes

WASHINGTON – Marital status plays an underappreciated role in heart failure prognosis. Indeed, having a life partner was independently associated with a 12% reduction in the risk of all-cause...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

ACC/AHA cardiovascular risk equations get a thumbs-up

WASHINGTON – The controversial cardiovascular risk estimator introduced in the current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association risk-assessment guidelines demonstrated "moderate...

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, Matthias Raspe, Alin Liviu Preda, Evija Livčāne
Date:15 November 2018

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

Author(s): Xavier Corbella, Vasco Barreto, Stefano Bassetti, Monica Bivol, Pietro Castellino, Evert-Jan de Kruijf, Francesco Dentali, 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, Shirley Rigby, L. Harry van Hulsteijn, Faustino Ferreira, Narcisso Oliveira, Petra-Maria Schumm-Draeger
Date:1 December 2014


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The principal objectives of EFIM is to promote internal medicine on a scientific educational, ethical and professional level and to support internists in providing 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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