Specialist Training in Cardiology

Specialist Training in Cardiology

By Henry Purcell, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK; and Paul Kalra, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK


Cardiovascular disease epidemiology. Basic cardiac pathophysiology. Cardiovascular risk factors. Cardiac investigations. Echocardiography. Nuclear imaging. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography. Cardiovascular disease markers. Management of stable ischaemic heart disease. Management of acute coronary syndromes. Valvular heart disease. Chronic heart failure. Cadiomyopathies. Electrophysiology and arrhythmias. Hypertension including hypertensive crisis. Grown-up congenital heart disease. Aortic dissection. Management of pulmonary embolism.. Pulmonary hypertension. Pericardial disease. Cardiovascular co-morbidity with renal disease. Cerebrovascular disease and the cardiac patient. Endocrinological abnormalities in cardiovascular disease. Fitness to fly. Atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation.