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Is it true that cardiovascular medicine is the same as cardiology?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger answered

Specializes in

The terms are synonymous in most of our minds.

Answered Apr 3, 2014

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Dr. Frederick Tibayan answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

They are the same.

Answered Jul 11, 2015

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Dr. Mark Balek answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Yes, they are interchangeable terms.

Answered Jul 11, 2014

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Dr. Christian Assad answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Cardiology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart be it human or animal. 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. Cardiovascular by definition encompasses beyond the heart

Answered Dec 31, 2014

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