Welcome to The University of Connecticut School of Medicine Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program at Hartford Hospital:
The University of Connecticut Interventional Cardiology
Fellowship Program is a one year, ACGME approved training
program leading to eligibility for certification in
Interventional Cardiology by the American Board of Internal
Medicine. This program is based at Hartford Hospital.
Candidates must have completed an ACGME approved training program in Cardiovascular Diseases to begin the program. The duration of the program is one-year and there are three trainees per year.
Hartford Hospital is a tertiary referral hospital located in the central Connecticut with more than 800 staffed beds. Training programs are offered in clinical cardiology and interventional cardiology through the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
Cardiovascular services include comprehensive programs in invasive and interventional cardiology, noninvasive cardiology, electrophysiology, heart failure, preventive cardiology, cardiovascular surgery and cardiac transplant.
The invasive cardiology service has an annual procedural volume of more than 3500 procedures with approximately 1300 coronary interventional procedures. The cardiac catheterization laboratory consists of four procedural rooms. Procedures performed include standard coronary interventional procedures, percutaneous left ventricular support devices (Impella, Tandem Heart), aortic valvuloplasty and device closure of congenital cardiac defects. The program performs a large number of acute interventions for myocardial infarctions because of its extensive referral network. Peripheral interventional procedures are also performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratories. There is an ongoing commitment to clinical research throughout the division and a number of pharmacologic and device trials are conducted in the department.
The interventional cardiology trainees receive a comprehensive procedural experience along with didactic training in interventional concepts. The out patient experience consists of preprocedural evaluation and followup of interventional patients.