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Training and certification in acute cardiac care 

Training and certification in acute cardiac care
Training and certification in acute cardiac care

Susanna Price

, Sofie Gaevert

, Alessandro Sionis

, Eric Bonnefoy

, and Magda Heras



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date: 05 July 2020

Advances in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases have changed their natural course and resulted in improved outcomes with prolongation of life. In parallel, subspecialization in cardiology has meant that training in the advanced management of critically ill cardiac patients to the level that is now required is no longer met within general cardiology. The growing demand for training in intensive cardiac care has led to the recognition of acute cardiac care as a subspecialty in its own right. This chapter describes the concept of clinical competence and its assessment within this challenging field. It also details the core curriculum and certification process established by the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association of the European Society of Cardiology to train and certify physicians in acute cardiac care.

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