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.

 

Old, reliable drugs cut heart failure readmissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Heart failure patients discharged on inexpensive, guideline-recommended drugs were half as likely to be readmitted for the condition after 30 days, compared with those who weren’t...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
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VIDEO: What explains SYMPLICITY HTN-3’s failure?

WASHINGTON  – What can explain the failure of SYMPLICITY HTN-3? After clinical success in reducing blood pressure by 20-30 mm HG in patients with resistant hypertension, the renal denervation...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

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