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Cardiology is the branch of internal medicine dealing with disorders of the heart and blood vessels. The field is commonly divided in the branches of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology.
TUM scientists show how diabetes damages small blood vessels around the heart

TUM scientists show how diabetes damages small blood vessels around the heart

Transvenous lead extraction in low volume centre linked to doubled risk of death

Transvenous lead extraction in low volume centre linked to doubled risk of death

Heroin use linked to epigenetic alterations in the brain

Heroin use linked to epigenetic alterations in the brain

Philips announces results from clinical studies comparing iFR- and FFR-guided strategy for assessment of heart disease

Philips announces results from clinical studies comparing iFR- and FFR-guided strategy for assessment of heart disease

Treatment with interferon may ease symptoms of Ebola patients

Treatment with interferon may ease symptoms of Ebola patients

Genotype-guided warfarin dosing linked to reduced risk of adverse events

Genotype-guided warfarin dosing linked to reduced risk of adverse events

Tsimane indigenous South Americans have lowest prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis of any population yet studied

Tsimane indigenous South Americans have lowest prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis of any population yet studied

New stenting tool found to be less painful and cheaper than current methods

New stenting tool found to be less painful and cheaper than current methods

New gene-silencing drugs cut cholesterol levels by half in early research

New gene-silencing drugs cut cholesterol levels by half in early research

Simple fix could eliminate unnecessary coronary stenting procedures

Simple fix could eliminate unnecessary coronary stenting procedures

Modern guidelines may miss some African-Americans eligible for statin therapy

Modern guidelines may miss some African-Americans eligible for statin therapy

Medications, PCI equally beneficial for treating complete blockage in heart's arteries

Medications, PCI equally beneficial for treating complete blockage in heart's arteries

New markers linked to recurrence of erratic heartbeats in some patients after ablation therapy

New markers linked to recurrence of erratic heartbeats in some patients after ablation therapy

Study finds low utilization rates of life-saving medications for high-risk PE patients

Study finds low utilization rates of life-saving medications for high-risk PE patients

Pacing program can lead to seven-fold reduction in fainting episodes

Pacing program can lead to seven-fold reduction in fainting episodes

Uninterrupted use of new anticoagulant reduces major bleeding events during atrial fibrillation ablation

Uninterrupted use of new anticoagulant reduces major bleeding events during atrial fibrillation ablation

Closing left atrial appendage linked to reduction in stroke risk for AFib patients

Closing left atrial appendage linked to reduction in stroke risk for AFib patients

Study reveals link between endovascular procedures and microbleeding in the brain

Study reveals link between endovascular procedures and microbleeding in the brain

CT scans reveal subclinical leaflet thrombosis in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement

CT scans reveal subclinical leaflet thrombosis in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement

Blood test can identify patients with heart injury after non-cardiac surgery

Blood test can identify patients with heart injury after non-cardiac surgery