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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.
One-off surgery could offer hope to patients with high blood pressure

One-off surgery could offer hope to patients with high blood pressure

Cardiovascular benefits of diabetes drug extend across a wide spectrum of patients, shows study

Cardiovascular benefits of diabetes drug extend across a wide spectrum of patients, shows study

Study demonstrates effective way to slow progression of cerebrovascular disease in older adults

Study demonstrates effective way to slow progression of cerebrovascular disease in older adults

Novel cardiac pump shows superior outcomes in patients with advanced heart failure

Novel cardiac pump shows superior outcomes in patients with advanced heart failure

Preventative cardioverter defibrillator implantation is of little benefit to kidney dialysis patients

Preventative cardioverter defibrillator implantation is of little benefit to kidney dialysis patients

Research paves way for new standard of care to improve heart's pump function

Research paves way for new standard of care to improve heart's pump function

Remote monitoring of implanted defibrillators in heart failure patients prevents hospitalizations

Remote monitoring of implanted defibrillators in heart failure patients prevents hospitalizations

TAVR procedure safe in patients with unusual valve anatomy

TAVR procedure safe in patients with unusual valve anatomy

Echocardiography may aid in patient selection for TMVR

Echocardiography may aid in patient selection for TMVR

CardioMEMS heart failure sensor reliably safe, effectively reduces hospitalizations

CardioMEMS heart failure sensor reliably safe, effectively reduces hospitalizations

Simplified catheter ablation could slash waiting lists for atrial fibrillation patients

Simplified catheter ablation could slash waiting lists for atrial fibrillation patients

Partial oral antibiotic therapy shows efficacy and safety in patients with infectious endocarditis

Partial oral antibiotic therapy shows efficacy and safety in patients with infectious endocarditis

Coronary artery calcium indicates patients' imminent risk of a heart attack

Coronary artery calcium indicates patients' imminent risk of a heart attack

Team-based approach is key to successful care of pregnant women with heart failure

Team-based approach is key to successful care of pregnant women with heart failure

Absorbable, antibiotic-eluting envelope can reduce rate of cardiac device infections

Absorbable, antibiotic-eluting envelope can reduce rate of cardiac device infections

Next-generation LVAD device clinically superior, safer for heart failure patients

Next-generation LVAD device clinically superior, safer for heart failure patients

Researchers report promising results of potential reversal agent

Researchers report promising results of potential reversal agent

Study finds TAVR to be as good as open-heart surgery for patients at low surgical risk

Study finds TAVR to be as good as open-heart surgery for patients at low surgical risk

Leaky valve repair improves quality of life in heart failure patients

Leaky valve repair improves quality of life in heart failure patients

Depression screening does not improve quality of life in heart attack patients

Depression screening does not improve quality of life in heart attack patients