Coronary artery disease, along with its after effects, is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Because basic pathophysiologic principles should always direct the appropriate clinical approach, this topic provides strong understanding of vascular biology and clinical guidelines to promote good patient care.
Echocardiography provides visual access to valvular, heart muscle and volume data that are essential to the effective management of patients with cardiovascular disease. This topic covers the basic data echocardiography provides, technical limitations that may affect its accuracy, and information about the patient's disease process.
This topic area covers pharmacology, coronary physiology, complications, vascular access, radiation safety and other topics for Interventional Cardiologists.
Nuclear cardiology is useful in diagnosing patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. It provides images and data to assess cardiac function, muscle viability, and perfusion, and can be used in conjunction with stress ECG to add significant knowledge about the extent of a patient’s disease.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in adults in the United States. The Preventive Cardiology Topic concentrates on methods available to the clinician to identify those patients in whom more aggressive, earlier interventions are appropriate.