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Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Royal Oak


The physician serves twelve months in the Catheterization Laboratory as an Interventional Fellow within the Division of Cardiology.

Catheterization laboratory

Equipment in the cath lab includes state-of-the-art physiologic recorders and digital cineangiographic imaging systems. The laboratory performs routine coronary angiography, simple and complex coronary angioplasty, intra-coronary ultrasound, intra-aortic balloon insertions, primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction, thrombectomy, mechanical rotational atherectomy (MRA, Rotablator), intra-coronary stenting, mitral and aortic valvuloplasty procedures, endomyocardial biopsy, and peripheral and neuro-vascular interventions. Physiologic measurements, including coronary blood flow and vasodilator reserve, are available.

Clinic responsibilities

The interventional fellow will be assigned to a continuity clinic in order to fulfill the ABIM requirements.To graduate from the fellowship, fellows must complete the ACGME-accredited year and meet cath and PTCA criteria

    • percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and stenting: 300 or more PTCA/stent cases
    • coronary devices used at Beaumont, Royal Oak
      • Intracoronary ultrasound
      • thrombectomy
      • brachytherapy
      • rotablator
      • frontrunner
      • stents
      • distal protection devices

Other experience gained during fellowship includes

    • peripheral angiography and intervention
    • pericardiocentesis
    • mitral valvuloplasty
    • trans-septal catheterization
    • percutaneous aortic valvuloplasty
    • vena cava filter implantaton
    • PFO/ASD repair
    • septal alcohol injection for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    • coil embolization of fistula

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