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Curriculum

Introductory Lecture Series

During the first year of the program, in addition to clinical rotations, the Introductory Lecture series provides instruction in the basic and clinical sciences as they relate to Cardiovascular Disease. 

This series runs for one hour daily for approximately 10 weeks and includes the following topics:
Antiarrhythmic therapy
Atherosclerosis
CABG/On and Off Pump
Cardiac MRI
Cardiac Rehab
Compensated CHF
Congenital Heart Disease
Conscious Sedation
CPR
Decompensated CHF
EBCT
Echo Conference
ECP
Ethics
Intro to Echo/Doppler
Management of Acute CVA
MI/Lytics
MI/Non-lytic
Multi vessel PCI vs CAB
Nuclear Cardiology
Pacemakers/ICDs
Pacers, Pumps, and Politics
Palliative Care
Peripheral Vascular Disease
PET
Pre-op evaluation
Physician impairment
Pulmonary HTN
Radiation Safety
Renal Artery Stenosis
Risk stratifying post-MI
Sleep/fatigue
Stress Testing
SVT/Ablation
Unstable Angina
Valvular Heart Disease
Ventricular Tachycardia

Required Core Clinical Rotations 
Fellows are provided instruction and experience in patient care and management, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and related sciences through the following required curriculum:

Key to the Learning Objectives

Coronary Care Unit (The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins Bayview)(3 months)

Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation (General/Advanced) (2 months)

Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization (General/Advanced) [concurrent exposure to vascular medicine] (4 months)

General Cardiology Consultations (3 months)

Electrophysiology (2 months)

Preventive Cardiology (1 month)

Non-Invasive Cardiology, including echocardiography, TTE and TEE's, Doppler, stress testing and Holter monitoring. (4 months)

Nuclear cardiology (2 months)

Continuity Clinic (The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins Bayview)  (1/2 day weekly for 36 months)

Instruction also is provided in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Ethics, and PET.

Elective experiences are available in the following areas: Pediatric Cardiology; Vascular Medicine/Intervention; Advanced Non-invasive imaging, including Echocardiography, MRI, and CT; and, Cardiothoracic Surgery. These experiences are recommended and are available to interested Fellows.

Consult the program director for advanced training in the areas of cardiomyopathy, interventional cardiology, and electrophysiology.

 

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