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Cardiology Curriculum 

Cardiology Curriculum Information (CVM)

Acute Coronary Syndrome

ACC Guidelines STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction); ACCF/AHA Guidelines for Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Circulation 2013;127:e362-e425

ACC Guidelines NSTEMI (Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction): ACCF/AHA Guideline for Management of Patients with Unstable-Angina/Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Circulation 2012; 126:875-910.

Atrial Fibrillation/Arrhythmias 

Atrial Fibrillation Treatment & Management: 

AFFIRM Trial Rate Vs Rhythm Control: AFFIRM: A Comparison of Rate Control and Rhythm Control in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. N Engl J Med 2002;347:1825-33

RACE II Trial Strict vs Lenient Rate Control Atrial Fibrillation: Lenient versus Strict Rate Control in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. NEJM 2010; 362: 1363-73

Amiodarone for Atrial Fibrillation: Amiodarone for Atrial Fibrillation. N Engl J Med 2007;356:935-41

Wide Complex Tachycardias: Application of a new algorithm in the differential diagnosis of wide QRS complex tachycardia. European Heart Journal 2007; 28:589-600 

ACC Guidelines Ventricular Arrthymias: ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 Guidelines for Management of Patients With Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death. JACC Vol. 48, No. 5, 2006. September 5, 2006:e247– e346 

Cardiac Chest Pain

Common Cause of Troponin Elevation: Common causes of troponin elevations in the absence of acute myocardial infarction: incidence and clinical significance. Chest 2004; 125:1877-1884.

TIMI (Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction ) Risk Score: The TIMI Risk Score for Unstable Angina/Non–ST Elevation MI. A Method for Prognostication and Therapeutic Decision Making.JAMA. 2000;284:835-842 

PROVE-IT-TIMI 22 (High Intensity Statin Use vs Moderate Intensive) 

DINAMI 2 (Angioplasty vs Fibrinolytic Therapy in Acute Myocardial Infarction)

CRUSADE Early Invasive Management Strategies for High Risk Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Congestive Heart Failure

Use of B-Type Natriuertic Peptide in Acute Dyspnea

MERIT-HF: Effect of Metoprolol XL in Chronic Heart Failure

Hypertrophy Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Review

Infective Endocarditis 

Wallet Card for Infective Endocarditis

Pacemakers and Defibrillators

MADIT 1: Survival with Implanted Defibrillator in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

MADIT 2: Prophylactic Implantation of Defibrillator in Patients with Myocardial Infarction and Reduced Ejection Fraction

SCD-HeFT Amiodarone or Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator for Congestive Heart Failure

CARE-HF The Effect of Cardiac Re-synchronization on Morbidity and Mortality in Heart Failure

Pre-Operative Clearance

ACC/AHA Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation

Valvular Heart Disease

ACC Updated Guidelines for Management of Valvular Heart Disease

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