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Dictionary Definition

cardiologist n : a specialist in cardiology; a specialist in the structure and function and disorders of the heart [syn: heart specialist, heart surgeon]

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  1. A physician who specializes in medical problems related to the heart.



Extensive Definition

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. Physicians specializing in this field of medicine are called cardiologists. Cardiologists should not be confused with cardiac surgeons who are surgeons who perform cardiac surgery - 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).

The heart

Disorders of the heart

Disorders of the coronary circulation

Sudden cardiac death (The abrupt cessation of blood flow, leading to death)

Treatment of sudden cardiac death

Disorders of the pericardium (outer lining of the heart)

Inflammation and infection of the heart

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