Acquire experience in the management of a broad range of cardiac diseases.
In this rotation, you will gain experience managing a broad range of cardiac diseases under the supervision of a cardiology attending.
You will work in conjunction with medical house staff and a cardiology fellow.
Cardiology faculty will supervise your care of patients with primary cardiac problems, including STEMI, NSTEMI, heart failure and CAD. You will work with some patients in the Coronary Care Unit and others on a step-down unit.
The rotation is flexible in format, and to supplement the hands-on clinical experience, depending on interest, you can spend variable amounts of time on electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation, echocardiography interpretation with emphasis on basic cardiac anatomy, physiology and pathophysiological correlation.
Residents at all levels are expected to consider the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation and natural history of the following conditions encountered.
Acute and chronic cardiovascular diseases will be encountered during this elective, including:
Upon completion of the rotation, you will be proficient in the following common areas of clinical cardiology: