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Cardiology is the study of the heart. Cardiology is a branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the heart and the cardiovascular system. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and electrophysiology. Physicians who specialize in this field of medicine are called cardiologists, a sub-specialty of internal medicine. Pediatric cardiologists are pediatricians who specialize in cardiology. Physicians who specialize in cardiac surgery are called cardiothoracic surgeons or cardiac surgeons, a specialty of general surgery.

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Organizations relating to Cardiology

International Society of Electrocardiology / Bratislava, Slovakia / Est. 1966
International Society for Nomenclature of Paediatric and Congenital Heart Disease / Est. 2000
Latin American Society for Interventional Cardiology / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 1995
Cardiac Bioassist Association / Paris, France
Mediterranean Society of Myology / Est. 1993
European Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation / Dublin, Ireland
European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology / Cologne, Germany / Est. 2001
Pan African Society of Cardiology / Cape Town, South Africa / Est. 1981
World Heart Failure Society / Rhoon, Netherlands
European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society / Marseille, France / Est. 2004
Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society / Singapore, Singapore / Est. 2008
International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery / Beverly MA, USA / Est. 1997
ASEAN Federation of Cardiology / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 1973
Heart Failure Association of the ESC / Sophia Antipolis, France / Est. 2004
Scandinavian Society for Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery / Aarhus, Denmark / Est. 1991
European Bifurcation Club / Est. 2005
Gulf Heart Association / Dubai, United Arab Emirates / Est. 2002
SAARC Cardiac Society / Kathmandu, Nepal
International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1985
International Task Force for Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease / Est. 1987
Nordic Club of Paediatric Cardiologists
InterAmerican Heart Foundation / Dallas TX, USA / Est. 1992
Heart Friends Around the World / Bianzano, Italy
Heart Failure Policy Network / London, UK / Est. 2015
International Children's Heart Foundation / Memphis TN, USA / Est. 1994
Children's HeartLink / Minneapolis MN, USA / Est. 1969
International Academy of Cardiology / Beverly Hills CA, USA
International Society of Cardiomyopathies / Thessaloniki, Greece
Arab Cardiac Society / Amman, Jordan / Est. 1988
Société de cardiologie de l'Afrique de l'Ouest
European Club of Young Cardiac Surgeons / Est. 1988
Asian-Pacific Cardiothoracic-Renal Association / Baltimore MD, USA
Asian Pacific Society of Nuclear Cardiology / Singapore, Singapore / Est. 2000
Central American Society of Cardiology
ASEAN Federation of Heart Foundations / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Est. 1997
European Cardionephrology Association / Assisi, Italy / Est. 2008
Asia Pacific Heart Association / Est. 2008
Arab Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery / Est. 2010
AFA International / Chipping Norton, UK
Loma Linda International Heart Institute / Loma Linda CA, USA / Est. 1987
International Collaboration on Endocarditis / Durham NC, USA
Hearts in Harmony - World Family of John Denver / Est. 1981
International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1984
International Heart Health Society / Burnaby BC, Canada / Est. 2002
Africa Heart Foundation / London, UK / Est. 2007
Hearts Charity / Enfield, UK
Meeting of European Heart Foundations / Frankfurt-Main, Germany
European Congress Organization
International Chinese Heart Health Network / Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong / Est. 1994
Global Cardiology Network

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Action Strategies relating to Cardiology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Advancing cardiology
Rehabilitating cardiac patients
Strengthening cardiac weakness
Facilitating personal contacts among cardiologists
Breaking hearts
Mending hearts
Studying heart diseases
Teaching cardiology

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