The fellow on the inpatient cardiology rotation is at the center of a busy clinical cardiology service, and as such, manages primarily the medical and surgical patients on the Progressive Care Unit on 7 West (i.e, the cardiac step-down unit), while also following Cardiac ICU patients, and serving as a cardiology consultant throughout the hospital including in the Newborn ICU and the Emergency Department. Fellows spend 3 ½ months on this rotation during the first year, and 2 weeks during the second year. The inpatient team cares for postoperative cardiac patients, alongside the cardiothoracic surgery team, when the level of care allows for transfer out of the CICU. The inpatient team also cares for medical (non-surgical) cardiology patients, including those with heart failure, arrhythmias, congenital heart defects and acquired heart disease. The cardiology team is headed by the cardiology attending who rounds with the fellow and pediatric residents each day. Patient families are also involved in rounds as part of our commitment to family-centered care. During the inpatient rotation, fellows have a continuity experience with involvement in pre-operative evaluation, post-operative care in the CICU, post-operative care on the ward, and with discharge planning.
Progressive Care Unit (7 West)
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