Formal Instruction

The educational goals are achieved through the Cardiology Core Curriculum which includes an introductory summer series of didactic lectures during the first two months of each year and subsequent didactic lecture series throughout the year covering a variety of topics in Cardiovascular Disease.

The training program provides didactic instruction in the following ACGME specified topics:

Basic science

  1. Cardiovascular anatomy
  2. Cardiovascular physiology
  3. Cardiovascular metabolism
  4. Molecular biology of the cardiovascular system
  5. Cardiovascular pharmacology
  6. Cardiovascular pathology

Prevention of cardiovascular disease

  1. Epidemiology and biostatistic
  2. Risk factors
  3. Lipid disorders

Evaluation and management of patients (with the following):

  1. Coronary artery disease and its manifestations and complications
  2. Arrhythmias
  3. Hypertension
  4. Cardiomyopathy
  5. Valvular heart disease
  6. Pericardial disease
  7. Pulmonary heart disease
  8. Peripheral vascular disease
  9. Cerebrovascular disease
  10. Heart disease in pregnancy
  11. Congenital heart disease in adults
  12. Cardiovascular trauma

Management of:

  1. Acute and chronic congestive heart failure
  2. Acute myocardial infarction and other acute ischemic syndromes
  3. Acute and chronic arrhythmias
  4. Preoperative and postoperative patients
  5. Cardiac transplant patients
  6. Geriatric patients with cardiovascular disease

Diagnostic techniques, including:

  1. Magnetic resonance imaging (at YNHH)
  2. CT angiography
  3. Positron emission tomography