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Cardiology



Cardiology is the branch of medicine pertaining to the heart and the vascular system of the human body. Its a subspecialty (fellowship) of Internal Medicine.

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Cardiac pacemaker (Electrical system of the heart)

Basic cardiac physiology

Disorders of the coronary circulation

Sudden cardiac death (The abrupt cessation of blood flow, leading to death)

Treatment of sudden cardiac death

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Disorders of the myocardium (muscle of the heart)

Disorders of the pericardium (outer lining of the heart)

Disorders of the heart valves

Disorders of the electrical system of the heart (Cardiac electrophysiology)

Inflammation and infection of the heart

Congenital heart disease

Diseases of blood vessels (Vascular diseases)

Procedures done for coronary artery disease

Devices used in cardiology

Diagnostic tests and procedures

Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)

Cardiac pharmaceutical agents

The followings are medications commonly prescribed in cardiology:

See also

 
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