Cardiology Inpatient Teaching Service
Comprised of a staff Cardiologist, a senior resident and two interns, the inpatient cardiology team readily diagnoses and manages patients not requiring an ICU level of care with acute cardiovascular illnesses, including acute coronary syndromes, decompensated heart failure, valvular disease, pulmonary hypertension, pericarditis, and endocarditis. The team admits patients daily, with no overnight call for team members while the on-call resident in the CVICU monitors the team’s patients at night. Overnight admissions are managed by non-teaching hospitalist teams and are not added to the teaching team census. Various cardiologists cover daily didactic sessions on high yield material involving cardiovascular topics during established dedicated teaching time.