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Department of Medicine

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Cardiology Pavilion

The Cardiology Pavilion is a UPMC specialty inpatient service for patients who primarily have cardiac disorders. The service covers patients with electrophysiologic problems (arrhythmias and pacemakers), congestive heart failure, valvular abnormalities, and general cardiac problems such as coronary artery disease and unstable angina.

Team Structure: There are four teams, each with one resident and one intern. The four teams rotate every week to cover different aspects of the service. Two teams cover the traditional inpatient cardiology service, and admit every other day. The team census cap is 10 patients. One team is a nightfloat team, responsible for overnight admissions and crosscover at night. The fourth team is the heart failure team, and manages patients on the inpatient heart failure service. The team census cap is 10 patients.

Supervision: One cardiology attending and a cardiology fellow on the traditional pavilion service, and one heart failure attending and a cardiology fellow on the heart failure service.

Teaching: There are didactic teaching sessions on cardiology-specific topics every weekday morning in addition to the teaching that occurs on rounds.