ISSN 2409-5834

The history of the formation of Soviet cardiology as an independent scientifi c discipline and medical speciality, and the role of cardiac surgery in this process

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Vladimir I. Borodulin , Sergey P. Glyantsev, Aleksey V. Topolyanskiy


The emergence of cardiology in the USSR in the second half of the 20th century is analyzed. Its key, discipline-defining factors were: the presence of prominent leaders in domestic therapy, heading the field at the Department of Internal Medicine; the creation of specialized cardiological research institutions (the All-Russian Society of Cardiology and the All-Union Society of Cardiology); the journal “Cardiology”; and the solving of a number of major theoretical and practical problems by Soviet cardiology

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