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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.
Doppler imaging provides better understanding of muscular dystrophy

Doppler imaging provides better understanding of muscular dystrophy

New start-up to market test that predicts heart attack risk

New start-up to market test that predicts heart attack risk

US specialists call for heart patients to be screened for psychological distress

US specialists call for heart patients to be screened for psychological distress

Multisequential MRI approach improves heart inflammation diagnosis

Multisequential MRI approach improves heart inflammation diagnosis

Study raises questions about food products meant to block cholesterol absorption

Study raises questions about food products meant to block cholesterol absorption

Public report cards may affect angioplasty decisions

Public report cards may affect angioplasty decisions

Simple blood test can quickly identify type of congestive heart failure

Simple blood test can quickly identify type of congestive heart failure

Discovery will lead to more effective treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension

Discovery will lead to more effective treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension

High-tech imaging software locates more accurately the abnormal electrical impulses that produce heart arrhythmias

High-tech imaging software locates more accurately the abnormal electrical impulses that produce heart arrhythmias

Diabetes knowledge has little effect on improving outcomes

Diabetes knowledge has little effect on improving outcomes

New type of inhalation chemotherapy

New type of inhalation chemotherapy

Most serious side effects in statins may be higher in one of the newest drugs, rosuvastatin (Crestor)

Most serious side effects in statins may be higher in one of the newest drugs, rosuvastatin (Crestor)

Heart disease and stroke burden every region of the world leading to increased inequalities in health

Heart disease and stroke burden every region of the world leading to increased inequalities in health

Telemonitoring or telephone calls prevent heart failure deaths

Telemonitoring or telephone calls prevent heart failure deaths

Routine, inexpensive blood test sharpens heart disease risk predictions

Routine, inexpensive blood test sharpens heart disease risk predictions

Testosterone appears to benefit, not harm, cardiovascular health of middle-aged men

Testosterone appears to benefit, not harm, cardiovascular health of middle-aged men

A drug that controls blood pressure and reduces heart risk also appears to protect against diabetes

A drug that controls blood pressure and reduces heart risk also appears to protect against diabetes

Erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure linked

Erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure linked

Increased risk of sudden cardiac death from some non-cardiac drugs

Increased risk of sudden cardiac death from some non-cardiac drugs

Study calls for earlier use of ICDs in patients diagnosed with cardiomyopathy

Study calls for earlier use of ICDs in patients diagnosed with cardiomyopathy