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Cardiology

Containing dedicated Learning Zones, guidelines, trials and news for related conditions in Cardiology.
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Last updated: 10th Jun 2022
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Cardiology is the branch of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of disorders of the cardiovascular system, specifically the heart, veins and arteries.

 

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Learning Zone

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), and is associated with long-term complications, disability and significant mortality.

Cardiology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular conditions that range from heart failure (which may lead to solid organ transplanation) through to hypertension, including arrhythmia, coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathy.

Can wearables reliably detect signs of atrial fibrillation? FDA says yes to Fitbit

FDA clearance for passive heart rhythm monitoring via smartwatches has the potential to increase passive detection of atrial fibrillation. But what concerns still exist about this new technology and how will it integrate into standard cardiology care?

Smartwatches and atrial fibrillation