March 9, 2014
Journal: Int J Cardiol
Date: Oct 3
Short Title: Prison break: remote tele-cardiology support for cardiology emergency in Italian penitentiaries
Alternate Journal: International journal of cardiology
ISSN: 1874-1754 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23623349
Notes: Brunetti, Natale Daniele
Di Giuseppe, Giuseppe
De Gennaro, Luisa
Di Biase, Matteo
Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 3;168(3):3138-40. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2013.04.022. Epub 2013 Apr 25.
Author Address: Department of Medical & Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 740Author: Buchanan, J. W.
Title: The history of veterinary cardiology
Journal: J Vet Cardiol
Short Title: The history of veterinary cardiology
Alternate Journal: Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
ISSN: 1875-0834 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23453139
Keywords: Animal Diseases/history/therapy
History, 15th Century
History, 16th Century
History, 17th Century
History, 18th Century
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Abstract: Throughout civilization, animals have played a pivotal role in the advancement of science and medicine. From as early as 400 BC when Hippocrates recognized that diseases had natural causes, the steadfast advances made by biologists, scientists, physicians and scholars were fueled by timely and important facts and information- much of it gained through animal observations that contributed importantly to understanding anatomy, physiology, and pathology. There have been many breakthroughs and historic developments. For example, William Harvey in the 16th and 17th centuries clarified the importance of the circulatory system, aided by observations in dogs and pigs, which helped to clarify and confirm his concepts. The nineteenth century witnessed advances in physical examination techniques including auscultation and percussion. These helped create the basis for enhanced proficiency in clinical cardiology. An explosion of technologic advances that followed in the 20th century have made possible sophisticated, accurate, and non-invasive diagnostics. This permitted rapid patient assessment, effective monitoring, the development of new cardiotonic drugs, clinical trials to assess efficacy, and multi-therapy strategies. The latter 20th century has marshaled a dizzying array of advances in medical genetics and molecular science, expanding the frontiers of etiologies and disease mechanisms in man, with important implications for animal health. Veterinary medicine has evolved during the last half century, from a trade designed to serve agrarian cultures, to a diverse profession supporting an array of career opportunities ranging from private, specialty practice, to highly organized, specialized medicine and subspecialty academic training programs in cardiology and allied disciplines.