cardiology

noun
car·​di·​ol·​o·​gy | \ˌkär-dē-ˈä-lə-jē \

Definition of cardiology 

: the study of the heart and its action and diseases

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Other Words from cardiology

cardiological \-​dē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl \ adjective
cardiologist \-​dē-​ˈä-​lə-​jist \ noun

The Heart of Cardiology

The root card- (closely related to cord) shows up in many heart-related words. Cardiologists frequently find themselves studying cardiograms, the charts of heart activity, made by machines called cardiographs. Heart attacks, and deaths caused by them, have both declined as a result of better medical emergency procedures, cholesterol-lowering drugs, and a decline in smoking. But the factors likely to actually improve heart health, such as better diets and more cardiovascular exercise (exercise, such as running, that improves the heart and blood vessels), haven't made any progress at all. So we should all be prepared to perform *cardiopulmonary resuscitation * (an emergency procedure done on someone whose heart has stopped, to get the heart and lungs working again).

Examples of cardiology in a Sentence

a doctor who specializes in cardiology

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The facility handles general medical care for offenders, but specialty care — such as cardiology and urology appointments or appointments for MRI and CT scans — happens elsewhere. Alexis Krell, The Seattle Times, "Aging sex offenders on McNeil Island needed 557 medical trips last year," 21 July 2018 Then at the start of school, students will take the test, said Dr. Sharonne Hayes, the cardiology and medical director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. NBC News, "How training doctors in implicit bias could save the lives of black mothers," 11 May 2018 Its Medical Brain has unfurled AI systems for radiology, ophthalmology and cardiology. Mark Bergen, chicagotribune.com, "Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die," 25 June 2018 Its Medical Brain has unfurled AI systems for radiology, ophthalmology and cardiology. Mark Bergen, chicagotribune.com, "Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die," 25 June 2018 Its Medical Brain has unfurled AI systems for radiology, ophthalmology and cardiology. Mark Bergen, ajc, "Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die," 23 June 2018 The group's specialties include cardiology, dermatology, pulmonology and sleep medicine. Deon Roberts, charlotteobserver, "A high-profile lawsuit against Atrium Health comes to an end," 6 July 2018 The woman who is trained in CPR and works in cardiology stood on the hill, watching the commotion. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "Bad hop nearly took Waterford Mott player's life, but not his spirit," 3 June 2018 But what is unusual here is the large group of doctors planning to leave Atrium are all in the same practice, Mecklenburg Medical Group, which provides primary and specialty care in areas including cardiology, dermatology and sleep medicine. Deon Roberts, charlotteobserver, "As nearly 100 doctors abandon Atrium Health, some experts see the start of a trend | Charlotte Observer," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of cardiology

1847, in the meaning defined above

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cardiology

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cardiology

medical : the study of the heart and of diseases that affect the heart

cardiology

noun
car·​di·​ol·​o·​gy | \ˌkärd-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē \
plural cardiologies

Medical Definition of cardiology 

: the study of the heart and its action and diseases

Other Words from cardiology

cardiological \-​ē-​ə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl \ adjective
cardiologist \-​ē-​ˈäl-​ə-​jəst \ noun

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