Goals and Objectives
The goals of the accredited clinical interventional fellowship are to provide the fellow with the ability to:
- understand the appropriate indications and contraindications for
all interventional cardiovascular procedures as well as understand the
important clinical variables determining appropriate patient selection
and informed decision making.
- evaluate coronary and peripheral angiograms for the suitability for
a percutaneous interventional procedure and determine an appropriate
plan to perform the procedure and to manage the patient pre- and
- understand the interaction of the practice of interventional
cardiology within the larger health care system and learn to practice
cost-effective care while being an advocate for patients and learning
ethically sound practice.
- learn the complex health delivery systems involved in
interventional cardiology and learn to work within the team which
constitutes the interventional cardiology health care system.
- communicate effectively to health care professionals, patients and
- perform all interventional procedures safely and efficiently.
- recognize and treat all potential complications of percutaneous
- learn how to analyze their practice for needed improvement.
- master the core knowledge base for interventional cardiology.
- critically evaluate new technology, research and techniques in interventional cardiology and applying this information to their practice.