Cardiology: Wikis

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Cardiologist
Occupation
Names Doctor, Medical Specialist
Type Specialty
Activity sectors Medicine
Description
Education required Doctor of Medicine
Fields of employment Hospitals, Clinics
Average salary USD $400,000 (M.D., D.O.)

Cardiology (from Greek καρδίᾱ, kardiā, "heart"; and -λογία, -logia) is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart. The field includes diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology. Physicians specializing in this field of medicine are called cardiologists. Cardiologists should not be confused with cardiac surgeons, cardiothoracic and cardiovascular, who are surgeons who perform cardiac surgery via sternotomy - open operative procedures on the heart and great vessels.

The term cardiology is derived from the Greek word καρδιά (transliterated as kardia and meaning heart or inner self).

Contents

The Cardiac Muscle

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Cardiac pacemaker (Electrical system of the heart)

Basic cardiac physiology

A diagram of a heart with an ECG indicator; diagrams like this are used in Cardiology.

Disorders of the heart

Disorders of the coronary circulation

Sudden cardiac death (The abrupt reduction or cessation of blood flow to the myocardium, leading to death)

Treatment of cardiac arrest

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

External links

[1]- Cardiology PPT


Simple English

Cardiology (from Greek καρδίᾱ, kardiā, "heart"; and -λογία, -logia) is a medical field that deals with disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Physicians in this field are called cardiologists. Cardiologists are different from cardiac surgeons who do cardiac surgery.

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