This 2 1/2 day course highlights interventional cardiology topics and information with practical application in studying for board certification in interventional cardiology. The course covers basic aspects of interventional cardiology, including catheterization laboratory equipment, radiation physics and safety, pharmacology, and procedural planning and performance. Specific patient lesion and procedural characteristics are highlighted including a review of challenging cases.
This course is primarily intended for cardiologists and cardiovascular fellows preparing for the ABIM Interventional Cardiology certification/recertification exam. However, this course also provides a focused state-of-the-art review of interventional cardiology topics for all cardiovascular practitioners and trainees.
- Describe the “reperfusion dilemma” faced by patients who present to non-primary PCI hospital
- Identify factors that influence revascularization strategies and outcomes in ACS
- Determine indications and appropriate use of anticoagulant therapy in patients undergoing PCI.
- Identify the mechanisms of action for recommended classes of antiplatelet therapy with coronary indications
- Recall the indications for IVUS and OCT for quantifying plaque burden, plaque composition, non- atherosclerotic pathology, and assessing stent deployment
- Recognize factors that influence patient selection and outcomes from TAVR and manage complications appropriately
- Estimate the utility of invasive and non-invasive imaging for clinical decision-making in structural heart disease
WHAT SETS OUR COURSE APART
- Utilize electronic syllabus materials to study anytime throughout the next year
- Obtain MOC points through interactive participation in ABIM Interventional Cardiology Module completion
- Benefit from clinical content clearly aligned with the board exam to enable repetitive dosing of core concepts
- Utilize a customized study guide based upon your pre-test and post-test knowledge
- Network with faculty in an intimate setting that facilitates individualized instruction and feedback