• rss
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • linkedin

Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Interventional Cardiology

The Discipline
From the Latin word intervenire, "to come between." Interventional Cardiology is the branch of Cardiology responsible for catheter-based interventions in the management of ischemic heart disease, congenital heart disease, and acquired valvular disease.

Important procedural skills include coronary artery catheterization, angioplasty, intra-coronary thombolysis, valvuloplasty, coronary artery stent placement, and intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation.

Interventional Cardiology fellowship training requires 12 months of accredited training beyond three years of general cardiology training.

The American Board of Internal Medicine offers certification in Interventional Cardiology.

Major Professional Societies
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
2400 N. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037-1153
Web site: http://www.scai.org

Major Publications

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Journal of Interventional Cardiology

Source: This information came from the American College of Physicians’ Subspecialty Brochure.

Back to November 2007 Issue of IMpact

More Articles Like This

Students: Join ACP for Free

Benefits of Membership for Students: ACP's free Medical Student Membership includes benefits designed especially to meet students' needs.

Join Now: Sign-up today and begin enjoying the benefits of ACP Medical Student Membership.

Find a Residency

Search ACP's Internal Medicine Residency Database for information on all internal medicine residency programs in the U.S. and Canada. (ACP Members only)

More search options

Prescribe Opioids Safely

Prescribe Opioids Safely

Access this FREE online educational program to help you safely prescribe opioids and manage patients with chronic pain. Online CME is available. Find out more.

Inspire the Next Generation of Medicine

Inspire the Next Generation of Medicine

Contribute to the ACP Education Fund and support our profession and the young minds starting their careers.

Share your love of medicine by making a charitable donation today! All donations are tax-deductible.