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Fellowship Program

The training program in Cardiovascular Diseases provides in-depth training and experience in this subspecialty to the post-graduate internist. The program is structured to provide a comprehensive educational experience, which stresses:

  • Normal basic cardiovascular physiology and the pathophysiology observed in differing cardiovascular disease states.
  • Evaluation and management of patients with a wide spectrum of cardiovascular diseases.
  • Participation in meaningful investigations in clinical or basic cardiovascular research.
  • Acquisition of clinical skills in electrocardiograph interpretation and an understanding of the electrophysiology and treatment of arrhythmias.
  • Performance and interpretation of various invasive and non-invasive procedures used in diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

These include:

  • Echocardiography
  • Doppler studies
  • Stress testing
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Cardiac diagnostic catheterization
  • Angioplasty procedures
  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Electrophysiologic testing
  • Cardiac MR and CT

Learning a combined medical-surgical team approach to the diagnosis and therapy of surgically treatable cardiovascular diseases.

Evaluation and management of patients with severe end-stage congestive failure to include:

  • Inotropic support
  • Ventricular assist devices
  • Cardiac transplantation in a well-established Cardiac Transplant Center

Management of post-operative open heart surgery cases. This includes patients having undergone coronary artery bypass surgery, valvular heart surgery and cardiac transplantation.

  • Cardiovascular care in a managed care environment.
  • Caring and efficient outpatient cardiac clinic experience with emphasis on the physician-patient relationship.
  • Participation in a rigorous daily didactic lecture schedule.
  • Development of a professional attitude toward patients, peers and other health care professionals.
  • Development of the skills necessary to become a “life-long” learner.

Department of Medicine
Section of Cardiology, Fellowship Coordinator
3401 North Broad Street
Suite 945, Zone C
Philadelphia, PA 19140