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History Of Cardiology

Posted By: Anonymous | Posted On: Aug 21,1970 10:06 am | View: 9297 Cardiology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that deals with disorders of the heart and blood vessels. The field includes diagnosis and treatment of diseases which can be categorized as:
1) Congenital heart defects: These defects arise due to change in structure of heart and newborn.

2)Coronary artery disease: This is the end result of the accumulation of atheromatous plaques within the walls of arteries that supply the myocardium (muscles of the heart) with oxygen and nutrients.

3)Heart Failure: These occur due to defect in structure or function of heart as a result of which it becomes unable to supply blood flow required for daily activities.

4)Valvular heart disease: These are the diseases involving one or more valves of the heart.

History Of Cardiology
In 1903, when the Texas Baptist Memorial Sanitarium was founded, the Wright brothers flew their airplane and professor Willem Einthoven developed the electrocardiogram. During the century that the sanitarium grew into a large health care system, the specialty of cardiology became a separate branch of medicine and made spectacular progress

Medical college of Wisconsin has conducted a project and Zeljko J. Bosnjak, professor of physiology and vice chairman for research of anesthesiology is program director for this project. Researchers conducted study on effects of inhalational anesthetics on heart and shown that anesthetic drugs can protect the heart against injury that results from inadequate blood flow or oxygen.

Clinical investigations demonstrated the ability of inhalational anesthetics to improve patient outcomes following surgery. This resulted in new practice guidelines established by the American Heart Association according to which use of inhalational anesthetics in surgical patients who are at risk of having a heart attack is recommended.Once we can understand this process, our ultimate goal is to precondition organs, especially sensitive ones such as the heart, kidney, and brain, using specific pharmacological means prior to surgery, says Dr. Bosnjak.

According to a new study by medical college of Wisconsin, large number of high school athlete and non-athlete suffers from one of the component of female athlete triad, which is a combination of three conditions that resulted in cardiovascular disease Researchers have indicated that Vitamin D can protect body from osteoporosis, hypertension, cancer, infections, and some autoimmune disorders. Deficiency of Vitamin D has an adverse affect on cardiovascular system.

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