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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.

Antiarrhythmic therapy
CABG/On and Off Pump
Cardiac MRI
Cardiac Rehab
Compensated CHF
Congenital Heart Disease
Conscious Sedation
Decompensated CHF
Echo Conference
Intro to Echo/Doppler
Management of Acute CVA
Multi vessel PCI vs CAB
Nuclear Cardiology
Pacers, Pumps, and Politics
Palliative Care
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Pre-op evaluation
Physician impairment
Pulmonary HTN
Radiation Safety
Renal Artery Stenosis
Risk stratifying post-MI
Stress Testing
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.