car·​di·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌkär-dē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce cardiology (audio) \

Definition of cardiology

: the study of the heart and its action and diseases

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Other Words from cardiology

cardiological \ ˌkär-​dē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce cardiological (audio) \ adjective
cardiologist \ ˌkär-​dē-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce cardiologist (audio) \ 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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Its medical school admitted in October that one of its former star cardiology professors published 31 studies using fake or falsified data. Allan Ripp, WSJ, "Take It From an Almost-Harvard Man," 26 Nov. 2018 Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatric cardiology and heart surgery 1. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Best children's hospitals of 2018 ranked by U.S. News & World Report," 26 June 2018 Since creating the institute, Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s cardiology and heart surgery program went from unranked to seventh in the annual U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings. Robert Channick,, "$25 million gift will help Northwestern Medicine develop artificial intelligence to treat heart disease," 26 June 2018 Data from an outside vendor had shown that outsiders were getting a substantial share of the referrals made by doctors employed by the Phoebe medical group, including in lucrative fields such as orthopedics and cardiology, according to these people. Melanie Evans, WSJ, "The Hidden System That Explains How Your Doctor Makes Referrals," 27 Dec. 2018 As reported in the European Heart Journal and at a major cardiology meeting, Charakida and colleagues analyzed data collected from 2004 to 2008 on 1,266 adolescents enrolled in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. Fox News, "Artery damage seen in some teenage smokers, drinkers," 7 Sep. 2018 The hospital's cardiology department is now only open for a morning shift, since three of its six specialists are gone. Anthony Faiola And Rachelle Krygier,, "A historic exodus is leaving Venezuela without teachers, doctors and electricians," 4 June 2018 Citing the Sixth Circuit’s ruling in a recent case that variability in cardiology is limited to 10%, the panel overruled Judge Bunning and reinstated Dr. Paulus’s conviction. Kyle Clark And Andrew George, WSJ, "A Second Opinion Becomes a Guilty Verdict," 27 Dec. 2018 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

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First Known Use of cardiology

1847, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cardiology

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


car·​di·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌkärd-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce cardiology (audio) \
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 How to pronounce cardiological (audio) \ adjective
cardiologist \ -​ē-​ˈäl-​ə-​jəst How to pronounce cardiologist (audio) \ noun

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