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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.
Drug-eluting stents (DES), increasingly used in coronary angioplasty, have benefits over bare-metal stents

Drug-eluting stents (DES), increasingly used in coronary angioplasty, have benefits over bare-metal stents

McGuinty government investment in telemedicine

McGuinty government investment in telemedicine

Atherosclerosis at menopause slowed by diet and exercise

Atherosclerosis at menopause slowed by diet and exercise

Blood vessel plug - amplatzer ductal occluder, performs well in trial

Blood vessel plug - amplatzer ductal occluder, performs well in trial

Anti-hypertensive drug clonidine before non-cardiac surgery reduces risk of complications due to inadequate blood flow to the heart

Anti-hypertensive drug clonidine before non-cardiac surgery reduces risk of complications due to inadequate blood flow to the heart

Radial artery appears to be a safe alternative to femoral artery for catheter procedures

Radial artery appears to be a safe alternative to femoral artery for catheter procedures

Left atrium neasurements may predict future for heart attack patients

Left atrium neasurements may predict future for heart attack patients

Physician task force sets out knowledge criteria for clinicians who want to consider themselves experts in this growing field

Physician task force sets out knowledge criteria for clinicians who want to consider themselves experts in this growing field

Updated guidelines for treatment of blood cholesterol

Updated guidelines for treatment of blood cholesterol

New guidelines for pulmonary arterial hypertension caution the use of calcium channel blockers

New guidelines for pulmonary arterial hypertension caution the use of calcium channel blockers

First successful gene therapy that mimics the action of calcium channel blockers

First successful gene therapy that mimics the action of calcium channel blockers

New guidelines for treating heart attacks

New guidelines for treating heart attacks

Genes linked to cardiovascular disease more common among African Americans than those of European descent

Genes linked to cardiovascular disease more common among African Americans than those of European descent

Mediterranean diet lowers levels of markers for inflammation and coagulation which have been linked to heart disease

Mediterranean diet lowers levels of markers for inflammation and coagulation which have been linked to heart disease

New drug application for cilansetron, an investigational product for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

New drug application for cilansetron, an investigational product for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

Innovative research to apply microwave energy to the treatment of potentially deadly heart rhythm disorders

Innovative research to apply microwave energy to the treatment of potentially deadly heart rhythm disorders

Chemotherapy agents as well as the newest biologic and targeted cancer therapy drugs, can harm a patient’s heart

Chemotherapy agents as well as the newest biologic and targeted cancer therapy drugs, can harm a patient’s heart

Immune modulation therapy, latest treatment for people with chronic heart failure

Immune modulation therapy, latest treatment for people with chronic heart failure

Promising new method for the assessment of ischemic heart disease

Promising new method for the assessment of ischemic heart disease

Women are more likely than men to die from aortic dissection or tearing

Women are more likely than men to die from aortic dissection or tearing