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Anu Kolluru MD

Editor-In-Chief of Cardiology: Anuradha Kolluru M.D.

Dr. Anuradha Kolluru is a leading board certified general cardiology physician with over 10 years of practice experience in treating patients for a variety of cardiovascular diseases. Dr Kolluru is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in many specialties including internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, cardiovascular CT and vascular interpretation (RPVI).

Areas of interest for Dr. Kolluru include women and heart disease, cardio-oncology, cardio-metabolic, cardiac imaging, heart failure and preventive cardiology. Learn more about Dr. Kolluru.


Cardiology is a vital branch of internal medicine dedicated to the study and treatment of disorders of the heart, blood vessels, and the circulatory system. Deriving its name from the Greek words 'Cardio' meaning heart and 'Logos' meaning study, cardiology addresses the health and disorders of the heart and the cardiovascular system.

Historical Perspective[edit | edit source]

The term 'cardiology' was coined to represent the comprehensive study of the heart, an area that has become increasingly important as cardiovascular diseases have risen to become a leading cause of mortality globally, particularly in the United States.

Cardiologists[edit | edit source]

Cardiologists are physicians who specialize in diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases related to the heart and blood vessels. They play a critical role in healthcare due to the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases.

Common Diseases[edit | edit source]

One of the most prevalent conditions managed within cardiology is coronary artery disease (CAD), often caused by atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is characterized by the narrowing of the arteries due to plaque buildup, which can lead to a heart attack.

Overview of Cardiology[edit | edit source]

Cardiology encompasses various aspects, including but not limited to:

Research and Advances[edit | edit source]

Cardiology is a field marked by constant advancement and research, aiming to develop new therapeutic strategies and interventions to combat cardiovascular diseases.

Global Impact[edit | edit source]

Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death worldwide, making the role of cardiology in preventive medicine, diagnosis, and treatment more significant than ever.

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