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Classification 2024 Winter Edition

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Cardiovascular System

  • Classify general works on the cardiovascular system and its diseases in children in WS 290-295.
  • Classify cardiovascular nursingĀ and nursing of patients with specific cardiovascular diseases in WY 152.5.
  • Classify works on blood supply of specific parts of other body systems with the system or part.

Organizations. Societies (General or not elsewhere classified) (Cutter from name of organization or society) (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Includes membership lists and administrative reports issued serially or separately. Classify directories in WG 22. Classify other serials issued by societies in W1. For academies and institutes, see WG 23-24.

Collected works by several authors

Collected works by individual authors

Addresses. Essays. Lectures

History (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
(Monographs and Serials)

Classification. Terminology
(Monographs and Serials)

Tables. Statistics. Surveys (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Atlases. Pictorial works

Classify atlases limited to a particular part of the system here also.


Classify here works about education.

Educational materials
(Monographs and Serials)

Classify here educational materials, e.g., outlines, questions and answers, programmed instruction, computer-assisted instruction, etc., regardless of format. Classify textbooks, regardless of format, by subject.

Schools, departments, and faculties of cardiology (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Include here works on the history of schools. Classify courses of study, college catalogs, etc., in W 19.5.

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Research (General)

Classify here works about research in general. Classify works about research on a particular subject by subject.

Cardiology as a profession. Ethics. Peer review

Classify works on the specialty alone here. Classify works on both the specialty and diseases in WG 100.

Allied health personnel. Allied health occupations

Directories (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Collective laboratories, academies, institutes, etc.

Individual laboratories, academies, institutes, etc. (Cutter from name of institution)

Laboratory manuals. Technique

Cf. WG 140 for clinical examination and diagnosis.

Equipment and supplies

Classify works on artificial pacemakers here. Cf. WG 166.5.C2 for artificial cardiac pacing. Classify catalogs in W 26. Classify works on artificial and mechanical hearts in WG 169.5.

Informatics. Electronic data processing. Computers (General)

Classify works on use for special subjects by subject.

Collective hospitals, clinics, dispensaries, etc. (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Individual hospitals, clinics, dispensaries, etc. (Cutter from name of hospital) (Table-G)

Collective museums, exhibitions, etc.

Individual museums, exhibitions, etc. (Cutter from name of museum, etc.) (Table-G)

Laws (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Discussion of law (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Handbooks. Resource guides
(Monographs and Serials)

General works

Classify works on both the specialty and diseases here. Classify works on the specialty alone in WG 21. Classify works on diseases alone in WG 120.

Anatomy. Histology. Embryology

Physiology. Biochemistry

Blood circulation (General)

Classify works on blood circulation of a system or part with system or part.

Microcirculation (General)


Blood pressure

Classify works on hypertension and hypotension in WG 340; on measurement of blood pressure in clinical diagnosis in WB 280.

[This number not used]

Classify works about research in WG 20.

Popular works

Classify here works on heart and vascular diseases in general or on coronary disease and heart failure in particular. Classify works on other specific disorders with the disorder.

Cardiovascular diseases (General or not elsewhere classified)

Classify works on both the specialty and diseases in WG 100.

Electrocardiography. Vectorcardiography. Monitoring (General)

Examination. Diagnosis. Diagnostic methods (General and heart specifically)

Specific diagnostic methods, A-Z

Angiography. Angioscopy

Heart auscultation


Impedance cardiography

Cardiac catheterization


Classify works on fetal echocardiography in WQ 209.

Heart function tests (General or not else classified)

Hemodynamic monitoring



Magnetic resonance imaging




Radionuclide imaging




Includes works on the heart only. Classify works on drugs acting on the cardiovascular system in QV 150.

Specific therapeutic methods, A-Z


Angioplasty, Laser

Balloon angioplasty. Balloon occlusion

Artificial cardiac pacing

Electric countershock

Ischemic preconditioning. Ischemic postconditioning

Cardiovascular surgical procedures

Classify works on surgery for a particular disorder with the disorder.

Extracorporeal circulation

Heart surgery. Heart transplantation

Classify works on surgery of coronary vessels in general, heart valves, myocardium, etc., here. Classify works on surgery of the aorta in WG 410. Classify works on surgery of a particular disorder with the disorder. Classify works on cardiac anesthesia in WG 460.

Artificial heart. Heart-lung machine

Vascular surgical procedures

Classify works on surgery of arteries and veins in general here. Cf. WG 410 Aorta and numbers for other specific vessels.

Cardiac rehabilitation

General works

Classify popular works in WG 113; works on examination in WG 140-141.5; on general therapeutics in WG 166-166.5; on surgery in WG 169-169.5.

Anatomy. Histology. Embryology


Cardiac emergency treatment

Heart diseases (General or not elsewhere classified)

Heart arrest

Congenital heart disease. Abnormalities of the heart and the cardiovascular system (General)

Heart neoplasms

Rheumatic heart disease








Classify material on myocardial infarction in WG 310.

Myocardial ischemia


Angina pectoris

Coronary vessels

Coronary disease

Myocardial infarction

Neurocirculatory asthenia

Cardiac arrhythmias (General)

Specific arrhythmias, A-Z

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial flutter


Heart block

Long QT syndrome

Pre-excitation syndromes

Sinus arrhythmia


Ventricular fibrillation

Hypertension (General)

Classify works on pregnancy-induced hypertension in WQ 244.

Pulmonary hypertension

Renal hypertension


Heart failure


Cf. WC 168 for aortic involvement in syphilis.

Pulmonary embolism and related disorders. Pulmonary heart disease

Special cardiac problems in anesthesia, dentistry, general surgery. Cardiac anesthesia

Classify here works on choice of anesthetic for patients with cardiac disease. Cf. WO 235 for general works on choice of anesthetic. Classify works on problems in pregnancy in WQ 244; in labor specifically in WQ 330.

Cardiotoxicity. Cardio-Oncology

Classify works on blood supply of specific parts of other body systems with that system or part. Classify works on coronary vessels in WG 299; on the aorta specifically in WG 410; on circulation in WG 103-104; on vascular resistance in WG 106; on vascular surgery in WG 170.

General works


Vascular diseases (General or not elsewhere classified)

Arteries (General or not elsewhere classified)


Polyarteritis nodosa

Thromboangiitis obliterans

[This number not used]

Arterial embolism. Arterial thrombosis

Arteriosclerosis and related disorders

Vasomotor disorders

Raynaud disease

Vasodilator disorders


Classify works on aortic aneurysm in WG 410; on heart aneurysm in WG 300; on cerebral aneurysm in WL 354-355.

Arteriovenous anastomosis. Arteriovenous fistula

Specific arteries, A-Z

Classify works on the aorta in WG 410; on coronary arteries in WG 299.

Axillary artery

Basilar artery

Brachial artery

Brachiocephalic trunk

Bronchial arteries

Carotid arteries

Celiac artery

Cerebral arteries

Femoral artery

Hepatic artery

Iliac artery

[This number not used]

Classify innominate artery in WG 595.B72.

Maxillary artery

Meningeal arteries

Mesenteric arteries

Ophthalmic artery

Popliteal artery

Pulmonary artery

Renal artery

Retinal artery

Splenic artery

Subclavian artery

Temporal arteries

Thoracic arteries

Umbilical arteries

Vertebral artery


Venous thrombosis and related disorders

Classify thrombosis of specific veins with the specific vein.

Varicose veins

Specific veins, A-Z

Classify works on coronary veins in WG 300; on the portal system in WI 720.

Axillary vein

Azygos vein

Brachiocephalic veins

Cerebral veins

Cranial sinuses

Femoral vein

Hepatic veins

Iliac vein

[This number not used]

Classify innominate vein in WG 625.B7.

Jugular veins

Popliteal vein

Pulmonary veins

Renal veins

Retinal vein

Saphenous vein

Subclavian vein

Venae cavae


Classify works on capillary resistance in WG 106; on microcirculation in WG 104.