Interventional Cardiology

Overview

All Courses & Exercises

Objectives

This topic area covers pharmacology, coronary physiology, complications, vascular access, radiation safety and other topics for Interventional Cardiologists. Objectives of this topic area include reinforcing the major methods and findings of pharmacologic trials, learning coronary flow physiology and the effects of coronary disease on coronary flow, and understanding  the complications of dissesction and performation, among many others.

  • These internet enduring materials are case-based, interactive presentations comprised mainly of text, interactive questions, and images. A variety of media, including video clips, audio clips, and Flash animation, may be presented. Links to any necessary plugins are provided when necessary, but no plugins are required for general use of the CME website, and you may skip the multimedia presentation(s) within the course if you choose.
  • Registrants participate in the learning process by answering interactive multiple choice questions that are dispersed throughout the case presentation. You must answer a question correctly in order to continue through the course. If you answer a question incorrectly, you will be prompted to try again.
  • In order to earn credit, physicians must complete the entire educational activity before the termination date (see above). Non-physicians may register for the course but are not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Instead, non-physicians will earn a certificate of participation after successfully completing the course before its termination date.

Key Concepts

Included in this topic are tutorials on the complications unique to percutaneous coronary intervention, the angiographic and clinical characteristics imprtant for the optimal selection of patients for percutaneous coronary intervention, a review of radiation safety in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, and important anti-thrombotic medications commonly used in interventional cardiology.