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From the Greek kardia, meaning heart, as used in the
Cardiology is the prevention, diagnosis, and management of
disorders of the cardiovascular system, including ischemic heart
disease, cardiac dysrhythmias, cardiomyopathies, valvular heart
disease, pericarditis and myocarditis, endocarditis, congenital
heart disease in adults, hypertension, and disorders of the veins,
arteries, and pulmonary circulation. Management of risk factors for
disease and early diagnosis and intervention for established
disease are important elements of cardiology.
Important procedural skills in cardiology include:
cardioversion; arterial catheter insertion; balloon-tipped
pulmonary artery catheter insertion; temporary and permanent
pacemaker insertion; implantable cardiac defibrillator insertion;
ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring; echocardiography; left
ventricular catheterization, coronary angiography and percutaneous
vascular interventions; nuclear scan wall motion studies; stress
electrocardiography; thallium perfusion scanning; and tilt-table
Cardiovascular fellowship training requires three years of
accredited training beyond general internal medicine residency. Of
the three years, a minimum of 24 months must include clinical
training in the diagnosis and management of a broad spectrum of
For the 2011-2012 academic year, there were 187 ACGME-accredited
training programs in Cardiovascular Disease and 2,534 active
The American Board of Internal
Medicine offers certification in cardiovascular disease.
March 2012 Issue of IMpact
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