IMED661AM.11 (Las Vegas)
Cardiology

Office of Medical Education

Please contact the Department of Internal Medicine: Las Vegas to verify elective availability.

Goals/Objectives

  • Interpretation of basic EKG’s; Identification of infarct patterns and bundle branch blocks;
  • Identification of coronary anatomy by cardiac catheterization;
  • Basic arrhythmia detection and differentiating supraventricular arrhythmias vs. ventricular arrhythmias;
  • Knowledge of principles of all cardiac testing, indications, and implications of results;
  • Be prepared to perform a complete cardiovascular examination;
  • Knowledge of the major cardiac disease processes, their diagnosis, treatment and natural history;
  • Management of hyperlipidemias according to NCEP guidelines;
  • Knowledge of cardiovascular drugs, their uses and major interactions.

Description of Rotation

One hour of didactic teaching daily at 2040 building 8:00a.m. Rounds on CCU/CIMC/Medical floors start after lecture and continue until done. Weekly guest lecture regarding various topics i.e.: pacemaker technology uses of amiodarone, interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular disease. Consult student will break from rounds when consult obtained and present to attending at the end of rounds. Teaching EKG reading during first two weeks of month when University is reading UMC EKG's. Viewing of all cardiac catheterizations on patients on the service daily. Review specific echoes on interesting patients as necessary. Each student will be given a topic in cardiology at the beginning of the rotation and will make a presentation on that topic at the end of the rotation. Attendance at cardiology outpatient clinic once during rotation.

References/Materials

  • Heart Disease - Eugene Braunwald
  • American College of Cardiology Practice guidelines for evaluation and treatment of acute MI, CHF., Acute Coronary Syndromes, Hyperlipidemia.

Evaluation Method

Students will be evaluated by each attending.

Grade

  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives