Curriculum

Curriculum

The core curriculum reviews the core knowledge base in invasive and interventional cardiology using a "mentored tutorial" approach.  This material may be previewed or reviewed online anytime by the fellows.  Angiographic review sessions will focus on the technical and interpretative aspects of coronary angiography, aortography and ventriculography.  This session consists of a review with an attending of interesting angiograms demonstrating important aspects of coronary angiography and ventriculography.

Topics covered during the mentored tutorials include:

  • introduction to the catheterization laboratory
  • basic hemodynamics
  • angiography: views, catheters, special considerations
  • complications of catheterization
  • cardiac outputs and shunts
  • ventriculography
  • anomalous coronary arteries
  • aortography and aortic insuffuciency
  • aortic stenosis
  • hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • vascular access and closure
  • mitral valve disease
  • coronary collaterals
  • renal failure
  • pharmacology
  • shock, CHF, and transplantation
  • coronary physiology
  • radiation safety and imaging
  • advanced coronary angiography
  • pericardial and restrictive cardiomyopathy
  • congenital heart disease
  • miscellaneous hemodynamics
  • complications of acute MI