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Intensive Care

Rotation in intensive care includes (but is not limited to):

  • Management of acute coronary syndromes
  • ST-elevation myocardial infarction
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Acute decompensated congestive heart failure
  • Symptomatic arrhythmias
  • Hypertensive crisis
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Aortic dissection
  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Appropriate use of hemodynamic monitoring
  • Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation
  • Thrombolytic, percutaneous and surgical therapy

Due to the additional medical comorbidities that acutely ill cardiovascular patients manifest, trainees also should gain expertise with airway and ventilator management, use of renal replacement therapy and treatment of sepsis and other infectious complications