• cardiology
  • The study of the heart.
Abstract from DBPedia
    Cardiology (from Ancient Greek καρδίᾱ (kardiā) 'heart', and -λογία (-logia) 'study') is a branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the heart and the cardiovascular system. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology. Physicians who specialize in this field of medicine are called cardiologists, a specialty of internal medicine. Pediatric cardiologists are pediatricians who specialize in cardiology. Physicians who specialize in cardiac surgery are called cardiothoracic surgeons or cardiac surgeons, a specialty of general surgery.

    循環器学(じゅんかんきがく、英: cardiology)は、内科学の一分野。 語源でもある「心臓学(cardiology)」という名称からわかるように、主に心臓を研究する分野として発展し、心臓・冠動脈・大動脈・血圧等の循環器(circulation)全般を取り扱う分野。 外科学分野においては心臓血管外科学が携わる。診療科としては循環器内科と心臓血管外科が共に循環器センターを設置している施設もある。