Cardiology

Draft curriculum of the Fundamentals of Interventional Cardiology course:

Proposed are 2 alternatives - a two-week course, and a four-week course

The objective of the course is to make the doctors with cardiology specialization, or the doctors in training, familiar with the fundamentals of coronary medicine problems in interventional cardiology. The course consists of practical and theoretical parts. The theoretical parts are implemented in the form of seminars with usual multi-media tools. The practical part of the course will take place in the Catheterization Laboratory of the Cardiovascular Medicine Department at the Ostrava University Hospital.

The Catheterization Laboratory at Ostrava University Hospital (UHO) is a high-volume center for coronary medicine, examining over 2,500 patients and executing around 1,200 coronary interventions annually.

The theoretical and practical parts are lectured by specialists in interventional cardiology licensed for invasive diagnostic cardiology and interventional cardiology by the Czech Society of Cardiology, and with experience from hospitals abroad. Each of the lecturing interventional cardiologists has executed more than 300 coronary interventions annually.

Two-week course alternative:
 MorningAfternoon
MondayTheoretical part: Introduction to the workplace, fundamentals of coronary medicine, coronary angiography vascular accesses, X-Ray examination, projections, protection against ionizing radiation. Attendance in  catheterization laboratory
TuesdayAttendance in  catheterization laboratory Theoretical part: Questions & answers, discussing a case. Coronary angiography examination complications and their solutions.
WednesdayTheoretical Part Indicating a patient for a cardio-surgical solution (including the indication seminar at UHO)Attendance in  catheterization laboratory
ThursdayAttendance in  catheterization laboratory Theoretical part: Principles and fundamentals of the coronary intervention techniques
FridayAttendance in  catheterization laboratoryTheoretical part: Fundamentals of the invasive hemodynamics
WeekendAttendance of the trainee at urgent interventions
MondayTheoretical Part: Discussion of the weekend cases. Acute coronary syndromes, medicament-based and interventional treatment principles.Attendance in  catheterization laboratory
TuesdayAttendance in catheterization laboratory
WednesdayAttendance in  catheterization laboratoryTheoretical part: Discussion of cases, acute coronary syndrome complications
ThursdayAttendance in  catheterization laboratory
FridayTheoretical part: Conclusions from the course, evaluation, questions & answers.
Two-week course alternative:
 MorningAfternoon
MondayTheoretical part: Introduction to the workplace, fundamentals of coronary medicine, coronary angiography, vascular accesses, X-Ray examination, educational videos, protection against ionizing radiation.Attendance in  catheterization laboratory
TuesdayAttendance in  catheterization laboratory Questions & answers, discussing a case
WednesdayTheoretical part: Indicating a patient for a cardio-surgical solution, indication to surgical or interventional solution, including the Indication seminar at UHO Cardio-surgical Center) Attendance in  catheterization laboratory
ThursdayAttendance in  catheterization laboratory Theoretical part: Questions & answers, vascular access complications, coronary angiography examination complications
FridayAttendance in  catheterization laboratory Theoretical part: Questions & answers, discussing a case.
WeekendAttendance of the trainee at urgent interventions
MondayTheoretical Part: Discussion of the weekend cases. Acute coronary syndromes, medicament-based and interventional treatment principles. Attendance in  catheterization laboratory
TuesdayAttendance in  catheterization laboratory Attendance in  catheterization laboratory
WednesdayTheoretical part: Indication seminar at UHO Cardio-surgical Center. Acute coronary syndrome patients’ treatment in the Czech Republic Attendance in  catheterization laboratory
ThursdayAttendance in  catheterization laboratory Attendance in  catheterization laboratory
FridayAttendance in  catheterization laboratory Theoretical part: Questions & answers, discussing a case.
WeekendAttendance of the trainee at urgent interventions
MondayTheoretical Part: Discussion of the weekend cases. Attendance in  catheterization laboratory
TuesdayAttendance in  catheterization laboratory Theoretical part: Acute coronary syndrome complications
WednesdayAttendance in  catheterization laboratory Attendance in  catheterization laboratory
ThursdayTheoretical part: Fundamentals of the invasive hemodynamics Attendance in  catheterization laboratory
FridayTheoretical part: Catheterization of  heart valve diseases Attendance in  catheterization laboratory Weekend Attendance of the trainee at urgent interventions
MondayTheoretical Part: Discussion of the weekend cases. Attendance in  catheterization laboratory
TuesdayAttendance in  catheterization laboratory Attendance in  catheterization laboratory
WednesdayTheoretical Part: Overview of non-coronary interventions, indication and execution principles 
ThursdayAttendance in  catheterization laboratory 
FridayTheoretical part: Discussion, questions & answers, evaluation, conclusions. 

Contact person:

  • Miroslav Homza, M.D., MBA
    Head of Department of Cardiovascular Clinic
    University Hospital Ostrava
    miroslav.homza@fno.cz