Core Curriculum for Cardiovascular Fellows

The fellowship program offers a two-year comprehensive educational curriculum. The information outlined below may not be 100% accurate. We are working on updating the information for our upcoming fellowship program. If you have any questions about the curriculum, please contact our office by e-mail or call Clinical Fellowship Coordinator Laura Dodera at (650) 725-4177, or fax at (650) 725-1599.

Basic Science
Principles of Molecular Biology
Molecular Biology of Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular Genetics
Vascular Endothelium
Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Introduction to Epidemiology: Study Design, Bias, Confounding
Introduction to Biostastistics
Biostatistical Computer Analysis
Prospective studies: design and interpretation
Retrospective studies: design and interpretation
Evaluation of a diagnostic test
Economic analysis
Issues in Clinical Trial design and interpretation
Survival analysis
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Principles of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Practical Aspects of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Preventive Cardiology
Hyperlipidemia and lipid lowering agents
Treatment of hypertension
Cardiac risk stratification
Acute Coronary Syndromes
Acute Coronary Syndromes
Diagnosis and management of AMI
Thrombolytic trials in AMI
Medical versus surgical revascularization for CAD
Complications of AMI
Cardiac Catherization and Percutaneous Interventions
Introduction to cardiac catherization
Invasive hemodynamic monitoring: basic principles
Invasive hemodynamic monitoring: waveforms
Angiography: Basics and anomalies
Angiography: Basics and anomalies
Beyond angiography: IVUS, CFR, and FFR
Device development
Arrhythmias and Clinical Electrophysiology
EP emergencies and urgent problems
AICD Indications
Pacemaker indications, implant and function, troubleshooting
BiV indications, implant and function, troubleshooting
Antiarrhythmic drugs, SVT/VT/ACLS refresher
Management of Atrial fibrillation and SVT
AV block and EP tracings
Ischemia and infarction
Ventricular hypertrophy
ECG Boardsmanship
Atrial abnormalities
Bundle branch blocks
AV block and bradycardia
Supraventricular tachycardias
Electrolytes, SAECG, TWA, and miscellaneous topics
Congenital variants and abnormalities
Ventricular arrhythmias
ECG Unknowns
Pacemaker rhythms
Valvular Heart Disease
Diseases of the aortic valve and aorta
Diseases of the mitral valve
Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
Cardiac Imaging and Non-invasive Stress Testing
Principles of Exercise Treadmill Testing
Nuclear Cardiology: Principles
Nuclear Cardiology: Practical applications
Introduction to echocardiography
Evaluation of Pericardial Diseases / Stress Echocardiography
Echocardiography for the boards
Trans-esophageal echocardiography
Basic MR Principles I
Basic MR Principles II
Myocardial Viability
Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonary thromboembolic disease
Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases
Myocarditis and Pericarditis
Cardiac Amyloidosis
Congestive Heart Failure
Chronic heart failure: diagnosis, etiologies, and treatment
Treatment of decompensated heart failure
Pre-transplant evaluation
Intra-aortic balloon pumps
Periperal Vascular Disease
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Congenital Heart Disease
Issues in Congenital Heart Disease for the Adult Cardiologist
Surgical Therapies for Congenital Heart Disease
Cardiac Surgery
Valvular sugery (see Valvular Heart Disease)
LVAD therapy
Surgical options for heart failure
Cardiac Transplantation
Introduction to Cardiac Transplantation
Pre-transplant Evaluation
Post Transplant Care
Immunosuppresive Management
Consultative Cardiology
Introduction to consultative cardiology
Care of the post-cardiac surgery patient
Pre-operative cardiac evaluation
Special Topics
The cardiovascular physical examination
Cardiac Auscultory Skills Workshop
Cardiovascular Paliative and End-of-Life Care
Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy
Cardiovascular Trauma
Cerebrovascular Disease


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