Publisher: Wikipedia 2014
Cardiology is a medical speciality dealing with disorders of the heart be it human or animal. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology.
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- Royal College of Physicians
Angina is pain that typically occurs in the front of the chest and is brought on by physical exertion or emotional stress. It is the main symptomatic manifestation of myocardial ischaemia and is usually caused by obstructive coronary artery disease.
by R. John Solaro - Morgan & Claypool Life Sciences
Contractility describes the relative ability of the heart to eject a stroke volume at a given prevailing afterload and preload. Various measures of contractility are related to the fraction as the SV/EDV or the ejection fraction.
by Jeffrey Shuhaiber - InTech
The assist devices will continue adding a large number of years of life to humans and empower the medical society to optimize heart failure therapy. This book reflects the contemporary research from a multitude of different experts in the field.
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
There are two generally accepted strategies for managing atrial fibrillation (AF): rate control and rhythm control. However, within each strategic approach there are a large number of potential pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies...