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Understanding Diagnosis Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

The trainee must become well educated in pathogenesis, pathology, risk factors, natural history, diagnosis by history, physical examination and laboratory methods, medical and surgical management, complications and prevention of cardiovascular conditions, including:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Involvement of the cardiovascular system by systemic disease
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Diseases of the great vessels and peripheral blood vessels
  • Diseases of the pericardium
  • Pulmonary heart disease
  • The interaction of pregnancy and cardiovascular disease
  • Cardiovascular complications of chronic renal failure
  • Traumatic heart disease
  • Cardiac tumors
  • Cardiovascular changes associated with advancing age

Cardiology trainees develop an understanding of the various roles of collaboration, co-management and consultation in the system-based care of patients with complex comorbidity and cardiovascular disease.