Cardiology | Fellowship | Inpatient Cardiology Service

Inpatient Cardiology Service

The Cardiology inpatient rotation is designed for Cardiology fellows to develop expertise in the acute and chronic medical management of infants and children diagnosed with congenital and acquired heart disease. With approximately 500 Heart Center admissions per year, Cardiology fellows are exposed to a broad group of patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. As a national and internationally renowned quaternary referral Cardiac center, trainees will gain expertise in the medical and surgical management of patients with complex congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, advanced cardiac therapeutics for patients with heart failure and cardiac transplantation.

The inpatient experience will consist of 4 months, predominately during the first year, as the Heart Center Fellow taking primary responsibility of patients on the Transitional Care Unit and consultative role for our patients in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. The Cardiology inpatient team of a pediatric cardiology fellow, Cardiology and Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics attending (and/or Advanced Fellow), resident, and an advanced nurse practitioner.

Our inpatient rounds are family centered and multidisciplinary and include parents, nurses, nutritionists, pharmacists, discharge specialist, and care coordinator. Fellows are instrumental in the coordination and leading of daily morning rounds with the pediatric residents, nurse practitioners and cardiology attending. This includes reviewing physical findings, laboratory results and management plans for each patient. The fellow supervises the management of medical inpatients on the service (admissions and discharges), and teaches basic cardiology topics and focused histories to the residents and nurse practitioners.

 

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Transitional Care Unit (TCU)

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