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Cardiology is the branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart and blood vessels. The human heart is a complex organ, consisting of two ventricles and two atria. Coronary arteries feed the heart the blood it needs to sustain itself.

Selected topics in cardiology:


Anatomy & physiology

Basic anatomy (Structure of the heart)

Circulatory system (Blood supply of the body)

Pulmonary circulation (Oxygenation of the blood)

Cardiac pacemaker (Electrical system of the heart)

Basic cardiac physiology

Disorders of the coronary circulation

Disorders of the myocardium (muscle of the heart)

Disorders of the pericardium (outer lining of the heart)

Disorders of the heart valves

Disorders of the electrical system of the heart (Cardiac electrophysiology)

Inflammation and infection of the heart

Congenital heart disease

Diseases of blood vessels (Vascular diseases)

Procedures done for coronary artery disease

Devices used in cardiology

Diagnostic tests and procedures

Cardiac pharmaceutical agents

The followings are medications commonly prescribed in cardiology:

See also

External links

  • U.S. National Institue of Health (NIH)

Health science - Medicine
Anesthesiology - Dermatology - Emergency Medicine - General practice - Intensive care medicine - Internal medicine - Neurology - Obstetrics & Gynecology - Pediatrics - Podiatry - Public Health & Occupational Medicine - Psychiatry - Radiology - Surgery
Branches of Internal medicine
Cardiology - Endocrinology - Gastroenterology - Hematology - Infectious diseases - Nephrology - Oncology - Pulmonology - Rheumatology
Branches of Surgery
General surgery - Cardiothoracic surgery - Neurosurgery - Ophthalmology - Orthopedic surgery - Otolaryngology (ENT) - Plastic surgery - Podiatric surgery - Urology - Vascular surgery

Cardiovascular system

Heart - Aorta - Arteries - Arterioles - Capillaries - Venules - Veins - Venae cavae - Pulmonary arteries - Lungs - Pulmonary veins - Blood

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