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.

 

Colchicine may provide potent cardiac protection

SNOWMASS, COLO. – Evidence from three observational studies suggests colchicine has a strong protective effect against cardiovascular events in gout patients. These data add to mounting evidence...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
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Minimalist transfemoral TAVR winning surgical converts

SNOWMASS, COLO. – Familiarity with the option of minimalist transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement is causing some top surgeons to broaden their use of nonsurgical valve replacement....

Field of Interest: Cardiology
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RAS blocker prescriptions still lag for ACS patients

Fifteen percent of eligible patients treated for acute coronary syndrome still are not given ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers as recommended, according to data from a quality...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

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