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

Relevant EFIM Publications

Medical and surgical co-management – A strategy of improving the quality and outcomes of perioperative care

Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicia,low asterisk,'Correspondence information about the author Carmen Fierbinţeanu-BraticeviciEmail the author Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevici, Matthias Raspeb, Alin Liviu Predac, Evija Livčāned,Email the author Evija Livčāne,
Date:15 November 2018

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

Author(s): Xavier Corbellaa,low asterisk,'Correspondence information about the author Xavier CorbellaEmail the author Xavier Corbella, Vasco Barretob, Stefano Bassettic, Monica Bivold, Pietro Castellinoe, Evert-Jan de Kruijff, Francesco Dentalig, 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,low asterisk,'Correspondence information about the author Mine Durusu TanrioverEmail the author Mine Durusu Tanriover, Shirley Rigbyb, L. Harry van Hulsteijnc, Faustino Ferreirad, Narcisso Oliveirad, Petra-Maria Schumm-Draegere, Fra
Date:1 December 2014

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What is EFIM?

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