Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program Goals
The goals of this accredited clinical fellowship in interventional cardiology are to provide the fellow with the ability to:
- Understand the appropriate indications and contraindications for all interventional cardiovascular procedures as well as understand the important clinical variables determining appropriate patient selection and informed decision making.
- Evaluate coronary and peripheral angiograms for the suitability for a percutaneous interventional procedure and determine an appropriate plan to perform the procedure and to manage the patient pre- and post-procedure.
- Understand the interaction of the practice of interventional cardiology within the larger health care system and learn to practice cost-effective care while being an advocate for patients and learning ethically sound practice.
- Learn the complex health delivery systems involved in interventional cardiology and learn to work within the team which constitutes the interventional cardiology health care system.
- Communicate effectively to health care professionals, patients and their families.
- Perform all interventional procedures safely and efficiently.
- Recognize and treat all potential complications of percutaneous interventional procedures.
- Learn how to analyze their practice for needed improvement.
- Master the core knowledge base for interventional cardiology.
- Critically evaluate new technology, research and techniques in interventional cardiology and applying this information to their practice.