Table 2

Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Committee (PCDC) Survey Results of Cardiovascular Subspecialty Fellowship Training Programs

  • 1. 1. Dedicated prevention faculty:

    95% had 3 to 4 dedicated preventive research faculty

    95% had dedicated preventive teaching and clinical care faculty

  • 1. 2. Dedicated preventive cardiology section or cardiac rehabilitation section:

    55% preventive section

    80% cardiac rehabilitation section

  • 1. 3. Formal preventive cardiology training:31.5% regular lectures

    13.5% regular rotations (range 4 h to 4 months; 50% had 1 month)

    35.1% regular cardiac rehabilitation rotation

  • 1. 4. Outpatient clinics22.5% regular lipid clinic

    9.9% regular hypertension clinic

    2.7% regular diabetes clinic

The majority of comments in the survey indicated that this preventive training was covered “semi-formally,” “integrated into cardiac critical care-rotations,” and “covered during clinical rotations.”

Source: American College of Cardiology Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Committee 2001.