Trainees in The UTHealth Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Program at McGovern Medical School will be required to complete a full-time six-month program composed of academic and clinical training.


Areas of concentration for didactic and simulation learning include but are not limited to:

  • Core Curriculum: Cardiac Rhythm Management¬†
    • Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology
    • Coronary Artery Disease
      • Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Fundamentals of the ECG and Rhythm Recognition
    • Indications and Clinical Trials for Pacing
    • Pacemaker Implantation and Implant Workshop
    • Single and Dual-Chamber Timing Cycles
    • Paced ECG Analysis and Troubleshooting
    • Intracardiac Electrograms
    • History of the ICD and Sudden Cardiac Death
    • ICD Clinical Trials and Indications for Implantation
    • ICD Sensing/Detection and Therapy
    • Analysis of the ICD Electrograms
    • SVT Discrimination
    • Mechanisms of Heart Failure
    • CRT Clinical Trials and Indications for Implantation
    • CRT Implantation
    • CRT ECGs
    • CRT Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
    • CRT Intracardiac Electrograms
  • Core Curriculum:Electrophysiology¬†
    • Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
      • Structures and Cycles
      • Circulatory and Electrical Systems
      • Cardiac Hemodynamics and the Nervous System
      • Cardiac Anomalies
    • Cardiac Pharmacology
      • Cardiovascular Drugs
      • Antiarrhythmics
      • Anticogulants
      • Diuretics
    • Surface and Intracardiac Electrograms
      • Characteristics
      • Analysis and interpretation
    • EP Studies
      • Indications
      • Physical Lab
      • Fluoroscopy
      • Pharmacologic Provocation
      • Arrhythmogenesis
    • EP Fundamental Principles
      • Cardiac Arrhythmias in the EP Lab
        • SVT
        • VT
      • Electro-anatomical Mapping
        • Methods
        • Techniques
      • Ablation
        • Bio-physics
        • Techniques

     

  • More than 300 hours of clinical experience will be gained at Memorial Hermann in Med Center, Memorial Hermann in Woodlands, Memorial Hermann Memorial City and Memorial Hermann South East in order to provide the students with clinical application that they have learned in the classroom and simulation lab.