Course Detail
Units:
2.0 - 12.0
Course Components:
Clinical
Description
Students will be instructed by faculty during the evaluation, diagnosis and management of patients in the daily outpatient cardiology consult clinic. ECG interpretation will be taught daily, after pre-reading by the students, along with study of an electrocardiography text. Students will also participate on the inpatient consultation team of faculty member and fellow. The role of physical exam, ECG, echocardiography, exercise testing, ambulatory ECG monitoring, cardiac catheterization, and nuclear cardiology will be discussed in the diagnostic assessment. The role of pharmacologic therapies, percutaneous coronary interventions, surgical interventions, arrhythmia procedures, external counterpulsation, and cardiac rehabilitation will be discussed. Conferences include case presentation/literature review and ECG conference.