During this rotation, fellows learn various invasive procedures, their indications and contraindications, and the correct interpretation of the data obtained. The procedures performed include: right heart catheterization, left heart catheterization, left ventriculography, aortography, coronary angiography, and bypass graft angiography and pericardiocentesis. Fellows may also observe and assist coronary angioplasty procedures.
In addition, in the second and third years, fellows will have an opportunity to become familiar with more advanced cardiac catheterization diagnostic procedures (such as IVUS, fractional flow reserve assessment, and complicated hemodynamic assessments) and with advanced percutaneous coronary interventions (such as rotoblator, and athrectomy, IABP placement, pericardiocentesis, and percutaneous transvalvular replacement-TAVR).
Director: Sudhir Mungee, MD