cardiology

noun
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 cardiology (audio) \ adjective
cardiologist \ ˌkär-​dē-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce cardiology (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
Recent Examples on the Web Rainbow previously offered specialty services such as pediatric radiology, general surgery, nephrology, cardiology, urology, and gastroenterology at MetroHealth’s main campus as part of the arrangement. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, 26 May 2021 Fowler’s testimony in the Chauvin case represented the consensus opinion of 14 medical specialists — in pathology, pulmonology, toxicology, cardiology, emergency medicine — recruited by The Forensic Panel, a New York consulting firm. Phillip Jackson, baltimoresun.com, 19 May 2021 Brown retired from baseball at 29 after the ’54 season to actively pursue a career in cardiology, eventually entering private practice in Fort Worth in 1958. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 25 Mar. 2021 The facility also would provide cardiology, pain management and ear/nose/throat procedures. cleveland, 28 Apr. 2021 When testimony resumed Monday morning, Dr. Jonathan Rich, a cardiology expert from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, echoed earlier experts in saying that Floyd died of low oxygen levels from the way he was held down by police. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Apr. 2021 When testimony resumed Monday morning, Dr. Jonathan Rich, a cardiology expert from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, echoed earlier experts in saying that Floyd died of low oxygen levels from the way he was held down by police. Arkansas Online, 12 Apr. 2021 Madison had a cardiology workup at Mott, which was normal, and then was treated by Dr. Carey Nien-Kai Lumeng, a professor of pediatrics in the division of pediatric pulmonology at the University of Michigan. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 3 May 2021 The publication also ranks hospitals in 16 specialties, including cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; and diabetes and endocrinology. Lisa Schencker, chicagotribune.com, 29 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of cardiology

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Cardiology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardiology. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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 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 cardiology (audio) \ adjective
cardiologist \ -​ē-​ˈäl-​ə-​jəst How to pronounce cardiology (audio) \ noun

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