Undergrad medical students can get their elective certificates after working in the specific departments for the specific duration. Given below are the details of the courses i.e. their location, duration and responsibilities of the attendees:

  Emergency CCU Irfan Block
  Jillani Block Cath Lab Cardiology OPD
  ICU Morning/Night PCSW/CCSW Cardiac Anesthesia
  Operation Theater Nuclear Medicine Echo
  ETT Radiology CT Angio

Emergency (02 days)

  • Presentation of Cardiac Emergencies
  • Management of Acute Coronary syndrome
  • Interpretation of ischemic ECG
  • Thrombolysis streptokinase protocol
  • Angina and its types and initial management

CCU (02 days)

  • Protocol of coronary care
  • Management of ischemia
  • ECG interpretation
  • History taking of cardiac patients

Irfan Block (04 days)

  • CVS examination and methods
  • Cardiac Murmurs and their auscultation findings, bed side practice
  • Paeds cardiac ward and paeds OPD
  • Session with Dr. Asif AP Paeds Cardiology regarding congenital heart diseases

Jillani Block (01 day)

  • History taking
  • Short cases and patient examination
  • Revision of previously learned skills and knowledge

Cath Lab (02 days) open abbriviation

  • Indications of angiography and angioplasty / stenting
  • Interpretation of coronary angiogram
  • Observe complete procedure of angiography and coronary stenting
  • Insertion of permanent pacemaker

Cardiology OPD (01 day)

  • Observe patients presentation
  • History taking by consultant at OPD
  • Interpretation of Cardiac Symptoms and history
  • Patients examination

ICU Morning/Night (02 days)

  • Monitoring of cardiac patients after surgery
  • Ventilation and introduction of ventilators
  • Understanding data recommended on patients sheet in ICU and its interpretation
  • Interpretation of post op chest X-Ray /ECG
  • Investigation ordered in ICU and their normal valve
  • Interpretation of ABG's electrolyte Balance
  • Protocol of fluid Management in Cardiac ICU

PCSW/CCSW (01 day)

  • Patients follow up after cardiac Surgery
  • Patient's recovery, rehabilitation and discharge from hospital
  • Discharge Summary and Protocol
  • Discuss with House Surgeons at Cardiac Surgery Department

Cardiac Anesthesia (01 day)

  • Protocol of Cardiac anesthesia
  • Induction of Cardiac anesthesia
  • Ventilators and Management during surgery
  • Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Cardioplegia
  • Shifting to ICU

Operation Theater (04 days)

  • Pre-Op Angiography interpretation
  • Observe cardiac surgery operations
  • CABG
  • Valvular Replacement
  • Congenital Heart Surgery

Nuclear Medicine (01 day)

  • Facilities available at Nuclear Medicine Department
  • Indications of different test performed at Dept. like Stress Thallium, Viability Scan etc.
  • Patients preparation for tests and instructions given to the patient for tests

Echo (01 day)

  • Indications of Echocardiography
  • Transthoracic and esophageal Echocardiography
  • Echo for ischemic heart disease for LV function wall motion abnormalities
  • Echo for valvular heart disease
  • Echo for Congenital heart disease

ETT (01 day)

  • Indication for ETT
  • Method of doing ETT
  • Patients preparation and guidelines for patients
  • Interpretation of positive and negative test

Radiology (01 day)

  • Interpretation of Chest X Ray
  • Pathology (01 day)
  • Test advised in Cardiac Patients their interpretation's and normal valves

CT Angio (01 day)

  • Introduction of Cardiac CT
  • CT angio for coronaries
  • CT angio for peripheral vessels
  • CT angio for congenital heart disease
  • CT chest
  • CT Brain