Education & Training

An attendee tries out a hands-on TEE simulator in a packed GE Healthcare booth at ACC.23. Photo by Dave Fornell

ACC.23 emerges as a return to normalcy for the cardiology community

Attendance was higher for the conference in 2023 than in 2019, the last year before the COVID-19 pandemic. 

March 8, 2023
transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)

Simulations help 'accelerate the TEE learning curve' for cardiology trainees

Simulation-based training can help cardiology fellows improve their TTE abilities, even when instructors or equipment are in short supply. 

January 11, 2023

VIDEO: The need to develop the cardiology workforce

ACC President Edward T.A. Fry, MD, explains the need to better develop the cardiology workforce as the subspecialty faces a looming shortage of cardiologists. 

December 21, 2022

American Heart Association and Cardiovascular Research Foundation announce a new annual meeting collaboration

“Harnessing the strengths of our two pioneering organizations with extensive experience in translating the latest scientific breakthroughs into practical therapies is crucial," says AHA CEO Nancy Brown.

August 17, 2022
women burnout

Issues at home, disrespectful colleagues causing burnout among cardiology fellows

The new survey, developed by the American College of Cardiology, included input from program directors throughout the United States. 

June 22, 2022
There have been a big increase in interest in cardiac CT following the publication of the 2021 ACC Chest Pain Evaluation Guidelines, which raised CT angiography (CTA) to a 1A level of evidence. This has prompted many centers to consider creating CTA programs.  This is a cardiac patient being set up for a CCTA scan at Duly Health and Care in the Chicago suburbs. The healthcare group opened one of the first out-patient cardiac clinics in the country with a dedicated cardiac CT scanner.

VIDEO: Cardiac CT training requirements for radiologists and technologists

Brian Ghoshhajra, MD, division chief, cardiovascular imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, explains what specialized training is needed to perform coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) as interest rapidly rises in this field. 

June 8, 2022
virtual reality endovascular surgery in the cath lab. The virtual reality training sessions were designed to feature "the same sights, sound and sensations a surgeon would encounter during real procedures ." 

Virtual reality specialists launch new training solutions for endovascular surgery

The virtual reality training sessions were designed to feature "the same sights, sound and sensations a surgeon would encounter during real procedures." 

April 14, 2022
APP volume and share of image-guided paracentesis increased from 10.2% to 15.8%, and from 7.7% to 12.9% for thoracentesis, while Medicare reimbursement for both procedures has seen a reduction since 2012. #nursepractitioner #physicianassistant #interventionalradiology

Nonexpert clinicians trained to screen patients for rheumatic heart disease

The screening, carried out with handheld ultrasound devices, can lead to quicker diagnoses and better patient care. 

August 20, 2021

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