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.

 

VIDEO: Exploring SYMPLICITY’s failure, Part 2

WASHINGTON – Far from being doomed after the failure SYMPLICITY HTN-3, renal denervation for refractory hypertension will continue to be explored. But it can’t go very far without finding a way to...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
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Colchicine called first-line pericarditis treatment

WASHINGTON – Adding colchicine to standard anti-inflammatory treatment for patients with recurrent pericarditis led to significantly fewer subsequent recurrences than did standard treatment alone in...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
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Neither perioperative aspirin nor clonidine prevents MI

Neither perioperative aspirin therapy nor perioperative clonidine prevented death or MI in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery who were at risk for major vascular complications, according to data...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
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