Heart failure association of the European Society of Cardiology specialist heart failure curriculum

Theresa A. McDonagh, Roy S. Gardner, Mitja Lainscak, Olav W. Nielsen, John Parissis, Gerasimos Filippatos, Stefan D. Anker

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Abstract

It is well established that organized care of heart failure patients, including specialist management by cardiologists, improves patient outcomes. In response to this, other national training bodies (the UK and the USA) have developed heart failure subspecialty curricula within their Cardiology Training Curricula. In addition, European Society of Cardiology (ESC) subspecialty curricula exist for Interventional Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Management. The purpose of this heart failure curriculum is to provide a framework which can be used as a blueprint for training across Europe. This blueprint mirrors other ESC curricula. Each section has three components: the knowledge required, the skills which are necessary, and the professionalism (attitudes and behaviours) which should be attained. The programme is designed to last 2years. The first year is devoted to the specialist heart failure module. The second year allows completion of the optional modules of advanced imaging, device therapy for implanters, cardiac transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support. The second year can also be devoted to continuation of specialist heart failure training and/or research for those not wishing to continue with the advanced modules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-162
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Heart Failure
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Curriculum
  • Heart failure
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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