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.

 

Diet drinks linked to CVD in women

Drinking two or more diet drinks a day was associated with a 29% increased risk of an incident cardiovascular event and a 26% increased risk of all-cause death compared with less diet drink...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
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Meta-analysis shows statins help erectile function

Men with erectile dysfunction had a better than threefold improvement in erectile function after receiving statin treatment compared with men randomized to placebo in a meta-analysis of 11 controlled...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Novel anticoagulants get nod in new AF guidelines

New guidelines for managing patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation recommend dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban, as well as warfarin, and call on physicians to use a more comprehensive...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Corporate health care is here

Hospital mergers have been accelerating in the last few years, and doctors and other health care workers have been swept up in the process. The last time merger mania took place in the 1990s,...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Frailty assessment central to TAVR decision

SNOWMASS, COLO. – Transcatheter aortic valve replacement in nonsurgical candidates with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis carries a hefty price tag of $116,500 per quality-adjusted life-year gained...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

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