The UConn 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 3,500 procedures with approximately 1,300 coronary interventional procedures. The cardiac catheterization laboratory consists of five procedural rooms. In addition structural heart proedures are performed in two hybrid operating rooms. Procedures performed include standard coronary interventional procedures, percutaneous support devices (Impella, ECMO), aortic valvuloplasty andstructural heart procedures (TAVR, MitraClip, ASD/PFO closure). More than 250 TAVRs were performed in Hartford Hospital in 2017. 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 outpatient experience consists of preprocedural evaluation and followup of interventional patients.