Western IM – Cardiology Curriculum

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1. Learn

Step 1: Pick a subject and level and complete learning plan (read topics listed below)

2. Test

Step 2: Go to assessment portal and complete corresponding quiz

3. Earn levels

If successful start next level or subject. If unsuccessful, repeat quiz after 24 hours

Coronary Artery Disease

Level 1

  • NSTEMI / UA
  • Post-MI Care
  • Stable CAD
  • CAD Driving Guideline
Non-ST Elevation MI / Unstable Angina
  • Diagnose ACS and risk stratify clinical presentations of ACS
  • Initiate guideline-directed medical management of ACS
  • Understand indications and evidence for various reperfusion strategies
  • GO TO RESOURCE!
 
Stable CAD
  • Diagnose & risk stratify patients with stable CAD
  • Initiate guideline-directed medical management for stable CAD
  • Apply indications for non-invasive risk stratification of stable CAD
  • List indications and evidence for revascularization of stable CAD
  • GO TO RESOURCE!
 
Post-MI Care
  • Diagnose & risk stratify patients with stable CAD
  • Initiate guideline-directed medical management for stable CAD
  • Apply indications for non-invasive risk stratification of stable CAD
  • List indications and evidence for revascularization of stable CAD
  • GO TO RESOURCE!
 
CAD Driving Guidelines
  • Apply driving restrictions for patients after ACS and stable CAD
  • Counsel a patient on driving post-MI
  • GO TO RESOURCE!

Level 2

  • ST Elevation MI
  • Complications of MI
ST Elevation MI
  • Diagnose ST elevation MI (using ECG and clinical criteria)
  • Initiate guideline-directed medical management of STEMI
  • Decide the optimal reperfusion strategy
  • Initiate immediate post-reperfusion care
  • GO TO RESOURCE!
 
Complications of MI
  • Identify signs and symptoms of possible post-MI complication
  • List types of post-ACS complications
  • Initiate medical management of post-MI compliation
  • Apply indications for immediate and delayed surgical intervention for post-MI complciations
  • GO TO RESOURCE!

Heart Failure & Cardiomyopathy

Level 1

  • Acute Heart Failure
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Acute Pericarditis
Acute Heart Failure
  • Identify acute heart failure based on the history, physical exam, and investigations
  • Order appropriate investigations for a patient presenting with acute heart failure
  • Select the optimal diuretic strategy for a patient in heart failure
  • GO TO RESOURCE!
 
Chronic Heart Failure
  • Assess and manage the volume status of a patient with chronic heart failure
  • Identify high risk features of chronic heart failure and select appropriate follow-up
  • Initiate guideline-directed medical therapy for chronic heart failure
  • Identify patients who would benefit from device therapy
  • Define “advanced heart failure” based on the CCS definition, and possible management strategies
  • GO TO RESOURCE!
 
Pericarditis
  • Diagnose pericarditis by applying the 4 diagnostic criteria
  • Risk stratify pericarditis and apply criteria for admission to hospital
  • Order appropriate investigations and workup
  • Identify patients with complications of pericarditis (such as pericardial effusion, myocarditis)
  • Initiate therapy for acute pericarditis
  • GO TO RESOURCE!

Level 2A Heart Failure & Cardiomyopathy

  • Shock/Hemodynamics
  • Cardiomyopathy/HCM
  • Pulmonary HTN

Level 2B Valvular Heart Disease

  • Aortic Stenosis/Regurg
  • Mitral Stenosis/Regurg
  • Infective Endocarditis

Level 2C Level 2C Pericardial Disease

  • Acute Pericarditis (Review)
  • Constriction & Restriction
  • Effusion & Tamponade

Arryhthmia & Syncope

Level 1

  • Atrial Arrhythmias
  • Syncope
  • Driving Guidelines

Level 2

  • Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • Heart Blocks

***Note: Only Level 1/2 CAD learning plan and Level 1 CAD quiz are complete right now