Introduction to Cardiology

Unity Hospital Introduction to Cardiology is a 1 week rotation with the following objectives:

  • Achieve 2nd Year Resident Level Performance of ECG Reading
  • Understand how Cardiac Tests are Performed
  • Understand Pathophysiology of Heart Disease
  • Improve Understanding of the Cardiology Consult Process

Requirements of the rotation:

  • Watch The World of ECGs Level One and Level Two Videos.  Level Three is Optional.
    • Videos are at CardioGauge.com, Under the MD / NP / PA Education tab at the top right.
  • Submit the results of The World of ECGs Level Two Test to nathan.ritter@rochesterregional.org (screenshot of result)
    • DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PASSING SCORE, because the test is difficult.
  • Complete 100 ECG cases in The Complete Guide to ECGs (pages 27 thru 468)
  • Read Pathophysiology of Heart Disease, by Leonard Lilly
    • Books are in Consult Office
    • DO NOT WRITE IN THE BOOKS
    • Return Books to Consult Office on Friday
  • Watch a Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echocardiogram, Transesophageal Echocardiogram, and Echocardiogram be performed in the Unity Hospital Cardiology Department.
  • Carefully Observe Cardiology Consult Resident and Fellow Case Presentations and Discussions in Consult Office. No clinical responsibilities during the rotation.
 
 Schedule
  • Be at the hospital Monday Through Friday 8 am  – 1 pm
  • Consult Team Usually starts at around 830 am in the Consult Office.
  • For your time from 8 am to Noon, you can study the books, watch the ECG videos, observe studies, and observe consults. You decide what you want to do with your time.  No one will be policing you.
  • On Thursday at 8 am meet with me (Dr Ritter) in the Cardiology Reading Room for 30 min to go over questions. If I am on vacation, there will be no meeting, and you can email  me with any questions or concerns.
  • Attend Noon Lectures
  • On Friday, Submit Screenshot of The World of ECGs Level Two Test Result to nathan.ritter@rochesterregional.org
Cardiology Consult Office
Your Desk, Books in the Office
Cardiology Reading Room
Lilly Text
The Complete Guide to ECGs Text