Cardiology resident's guide

Head of the Teaching Unit:
Antoni Martínez Rubio

Tutor:
Eduard Bosch Peligero

Contact:
93 723 10 10 ext. 21190 - 93 745 82 68
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Accredited places: 1 per year

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MEF Program Summary

The specialty

Cardiology is a specialty that deals with the study, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with diseases that affect the heart and large vessels. Given the progressive aging of the population, the prevalence of cardiovascular disease has continued to increase in recent years, and therefore Cardiology has become a fundamental pillar of the health system in our environment.

On the other hand, Cardiology is a very dynamic and multidisciplinary specialty. This is because most complementary scans, and even much of the invasive or interventional treatments are performed by the cardiologists themselves. In recent years we have experienced a very important scientific and technological development in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, which has managed to increase the accuracy in the diagnosis and effectiveness in the treatment of cardiological diseases. This ongoing development and innovation means that the cardiologist needs continuing education and often a specialization in one of the different areas of Cardiology.

Service Description

The Cardiology Service is a multidisciplinary service, aimed at the study, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with cardiovascular diseases. In recent years it has experienced significant growth and scientific and technological development, in parallel with the development of knowledge in the specialty.

On the other hand, the Cardiology service has an eminent teaching nature, participating very actively in the training of Sabadell Medical Students at the UAB, and hosting the training as Cardiology specialists of one resident per year. Although the care is patient-centered, the training of the resident Cardiologist is a central axis of the Service's activity. During their training, the participation of residents in national and international training activities will be encouraged, as well as their participation in their own research and innovation projects.

Service Structure

The service is structured in the following functional units:

  • Cardiology Plant.
  • External Cardiology Consultations.
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Unit (Echocardiography cabinets, cardiac MRI, and coronary CT scan).
  • Ergometry Cabinet.
  • Electrocardiogram holter cabinet.
  • Nuclear Medicine Office dedicated to Cardiology.
  • Pacemaker Cabinet.
  • Hemodynamics and Interventional Cardiology Unit.
  • Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias Unit.

Professionals

The Cardiology service consists of a Head of Service and 20 Deputy Specialists in Cardiology.

Optional:

  • Cardiology Plant: 3 attachments.
  • Clinical Cardiology and Cardiovascular Imaging Unit: 13 attachments.
  • Hemodynamics Unit: 2 attachments.
  • Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias and Pacemakers Unit: 3 attachments.