Cardiology is the study and treatment of disorders of the heart and the blood vessels.
A person with heart disease or cardiovascular disease may be referred to a cardiologist.
Cardiology is a branch of internal medicine.
A cardiologist is not the same as a cardiac surgeon.
What is the study of heart disease?
The Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) is a population-based, longitudinal study of coronary heart disease and stroke in adults aged 65 years and older. The main objective of the study is to identify factors related to the onset and course of coronary heart disease and stroke.
What are 4 types of heart diseases?
There are many types of heart disease that affect different parts of the organ and occur in different ways.
- Congenital heart disease.
- Coronary artery disease.
- Dilated cardiomyopathy.
- Myocardial infarction.
- Heart failure.
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
- Mitral regurgitation.
What are chronic heart diseases?
Heart disease describes a range of conditions that affect your heart. Diseases under the heart disease umbrella include blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); and heart defects you’re born with (congenital heart defects), among others.
What are 2 types of CVD?
Types of Cardiovascular Disease
- Coronary artery disease is the build-up of plaque in the arteries supplying blood to the heart.
- Peripheral artery disease is the build-up of plaque in the arteries supplying blood to the arms and legs.
- Carotid artery disease is the build-up of plaque in the arteries that supply blood to the brain.