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Comprehensive Review of Cardiology

University of Pittsburgh Board Review

This comprehensive board review course covers key concepts of clinical cardiology, with special emphasis on board certification and recertification.

If your primary viewing mode will be on a computer or tablet, we recommend the Online Video package. In addition to online access, you will receive a USB with MP4 files. Use the USB to watch offline or import into iTunes and other media players and then synch to your mobile device, laptop or desktop. Plus you save $130 including standard shipping charges vs the DVD package.

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Prepare for Cardiovascular Board Certification and Recertification

The Comprehensive Review of Cardiology is a board review course focused on the study of cardiovascular diseases. Designed to help cardiologists and cardiovascular fellows prepare for certification or recertification in general cardiology, this case-based review features state-of-the-art information on cardiology topics, including:

  • Comparing techniques, equipment, and drugs used in cardiology and describing implications for clinical practice
  • Reviewing important topics in general medical knowledge, patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice
  • Diagnosing and managing common procedural complications
  • Recognizing and appropriately treating the clinical cardiovascular scenarios used in the examination for Board Certification in Cardiovascular Disease

Discover New Guidelines

A clinically based update, this learn-at-your-own-pace course in clinical practice of cardiology provides a maximum of 35.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Available online or on disk, it provides access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so that you may expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

  • Cardiovascular Physical Exam - Fredrick Crock, MD
  • Primary Hypertension - Matthew Muldoon, MD, MPH
  • Primary Prevention of CVD - Dennis Bruemmer, MD, PhD
  • Coronary Physiology, Stress Testing and Risk Stratification - Prem Soman, MD, PhD
  • Coronary Angiography and Imaging - Sun Scolieri, MD
  • Stable CAD, Medicines and Revascularization: Which Therapy and When - Michael Fallert, MD
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes: Revascularization and Adjunctive Therapies - John Pacella, MD, MS
  • STEMI and complications of MI - Catalin Toma, MD
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: Assessing LV Function and Viability - Gavin W. Hickey, MD
  • Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF) - Ravi Ramani, MD
  • Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) - Jonathan Holtz, MD
  • Cardiomyopathies Part 1: Basic and Clinical Aspects - Marc Simon, MD, MS
  • Cardiomyopathies Part 2: Lessons from Imaging - Tim Wong, MD, MS
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplant - Jeff Teuteberg, MD
  • Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Part 1: Clinical - AJ Conrad Smith, MD
  • Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Part 2: Imaging - William Katz, MD
  • Aortic and Pulmonic Valve Part 1: Imaging - John Schindler, MD
  • Aortic and Pulmonic Valve Part 2: Clinical - Matthew Harinstein, MD
  • Native and Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis, Cardiologist Perspective - John Gorcsan, MD
  • Native and Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis, Infectious Disease Perspective - Karin Byers, MD
  • Cath Lab Hemodynamics - Suresh Mulukutla, MD
  • Basic ECG Interpretation and Introduction to Intracardiac Electrograms - William Barrington, MD
  • Basic Electrophysiology and Anti-Arrhythmic Drugs - Evan Adelstein, MD
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia: Mechanisms and Management - Sandeep Jain, MD
  • Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter - David Schwartzman, MD
  • Ventricular Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death - Andy Voigt, MD
  • Bradyarrhythmias and Pacing - Samir Saba, MD
  • Syncope: Diagnosis and Management - Raveen Bazaz, MD
  • Heritable Risks for Syncope and Sudden Cardiac Death - Jan Nemec, MD
  • Basics of Echocardiography - William Katz, MD
  • Clinical Application of Cardiovascular CT and MRI - Joao Cavalcante, MD
  • Pericardial Diseases - Matt Suffoletto, MD FACC
  • Aortic Disease - Dhaval Trived, MD
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease - Rabhi Chaer, MD, MSc
  • Stroke - Tudor Jovin, MD
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Part 1: Simple - Lan Nguyen, MD
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Part 2: Complex - Lan Nguyen, MD
  • Cardiovascular Manifestations of Systemic Diseases - Eric Dueweke, MD
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology - James Coons, PharmD
  • Pulmonary Hypertension - Michael Mathier, MD
  • Venous Thromboembolism - Michael Mathier, MD
  • Hypercoagulable States and Anticoagulation - Roy Smith, MD
  • Pregnancy and Cardiovascular Issues in Women - Katie Berlacher, MD, MS
  • Risk Stratification for Non-Cardiac Surgery - Lydia Davis, MD
  • Statistics for the Boards - Andrew Althouse, PhD

Course Director

Michael Mathier, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Director, Cardiology
  • Section Head, Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Faculty

Evan Adelstein, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Andrew Althouse, PhD

  • Biostatistician
  • Supervisor of Statistical Projects
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

William Barrington, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Program Director CCEP Training Program
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Raveen Bazaz, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Katie Berlacher, MD, MS

  • Assistant Professor
  • Program Director
  • Department of Medicine
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Dennis Bruemmer, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Karin Byers, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Joao Cavalcante, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Rabhi Chaer, MD, MSc

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Division of Vascular Surgery
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

James Coons, PharmD

  • Associate Professor
  • Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Presbyterian

Fredrick Crock, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Director of Cardiac Pavilion Service
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Lydia Davis, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Non-invasive Cardiologist
  • Division of Cardiology
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Eric Dueweke, MD

  • Affiliated Clinical Lecturer
  • Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services
  • Heart and Vascular Institute - Division of Cardiology
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Northwest

Michael Fallert, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Chief of Cardiology
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Passavant

John Gorcsan, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Presbyterian

Matthew Harinstein, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Division of Cardiology
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Gavin W. Hickey, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Heart Failure/Transplant and Pulmonary Hypertension
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Presbyterian

Jonathan Holtz, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Division of Cardiology
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Sandeep Jain, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Co-Director, Center for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Tudor Jovin, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director Neurology/Neurosurgery
  • Department of Neurology - Stroke
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Presbyterian Hospital Stroke Institute

 

William Katz, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Presbyterian

Matthew Muldoon, MD, MPH

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Hypertension Center
  • Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Suresh Mulukutla, MD

  • Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Presbyterian

Jan Nemec, MD

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Presbyterian

Lan Nguyen, MD

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

John Pacella, MD, MS

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiologist
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Ravi Ramani, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director, UPMC Integrated Heart Failure Program
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Samir Saba, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Presbyterian

John Schindler, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Presbyterian

David Schwartzman, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Cardiology
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Sun Scolieri, MD

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Prem Soman, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Nuclear Cardiology Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Marc Simon, MD, MS

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Section of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantion
  • Cardiology, Medicine
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

AJ Conrad Smith, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Presbyterian

Roy E. Smith, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Matt Suffoletto, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Jeff Teuteberg, MD

  • Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Presbyterian

Catalin Toma, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Dhaval Trivedi, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Andy Voigt, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Tim Wong, MD, MS

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Director UPMC HCM Center
  • Associate Director UPMC CMR Center
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Presbyterian

Accreditation

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 35.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: June 30, 2016
Date of Credit Termination: June 30, 2019

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of an online activity evaluation and post-test, as well as payment of a $30 processing fee.

Learning Objectives

After viewing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast techniques, equipment, and drugs used in cardiology and describe implications for clinical practice
  • Review important topics in the general competencies of medical knowledge, patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement and systems-based practice, as they relate to the practice of cardiology
  • Diagnose and manage common procedural complications
  • Recognize and appropriately treat the clinical scenarios in cardiovascular medicine used in the examinations for Board Certification in Cardiovascular Disease

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for cardiologists and cardiovascular fellows preparing for the Cardiovascular Board Certification and Re-certification Examinations. Cardiovascular practitioners and trainees will also benefit from the focused state-of-the-art review of cardiology topics.

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