Top 5 Books to Prepare for the Interventional Cardiology Board Exam

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Your Interventional Cardiology board exam is around the corner, and it’s about time you hit the books. Books can be a great way to get started sharpening your skills and preparing for the exam. Don’t be intimidated by the multitude of Interventional Cardiology books because we’ve done the research and are bringing you the top five you should check out.

1. SCAI Interventional Cardiology Review by Morton J. Kern

“Concise” seems to be the word most used by those who have read SCAI Interventional Cardiology Review. This book focuses on only the most relevant information that you need to know. Readers say it’s detailed, well written, and has up-to-date content. Kern’s book uses diagrams, illustrations, and tables making it a great resource to use for studying. It even comes with a self-assessment with 200+ practice questions.

The cost ranges from $82 – $115.

2. Textbook of Interventional Cardiology, 7E 7th edition by Eric J. Topol & Paul S. Teirstein

The Textbook of Interventional Cardiology, 7E 7th edition  is a great clinical guide to study from. While Kern’s book is focused on only relevant information, this book goes more in-depth. Readers say it relies heavily on studies – but ones that prove important to know. Topol & Teirstein use the most up-to-date information, clinical trials, treatments, procedures, and techniques. Features of this book include the summary of key points at the beginning of each chapter and access to 45 videos.

Costs anywhere from $77-$185.

3. Practical Handbook of Advanced Interventional Cardiology: Tips and Tricks by Thatch N Nguyen

Practical Handbook of Advanced Interventional Cardiology: Tips and Tricks 4th Edition uses a step-by-step approach to clearly explain how to navigate any clinical situation or complication. Everything is based on personal experience of over 50 experts. Readers say that the tips and tricks are very helpful to those who are involved with performing procedures because the book is based on practical scenarios.

 Costs anywhere from $32-$71.

4. Interventional Cardiology: 1001 Questions: An Interventional Cardiology Board Review 1st Edition by Debabrata Mukherjee MD FACC

Interventional Cardiology: 1001 Questions: An Interventional Cardiology Board Review 1st Edition offers focused chapters and answers to questions with explanations. Readers say that the explanations were helpful and provided a good study guide. This resource dedicates an entire chapter on test-taking skills and strategies, this is oftentimes overlooked when focusing on a specific subject. Some readers have found that some of the practice questions are out of date and may have incorrect answers.

The cost ranges from $53-$136.

5. Grossman & Baim’s Cardiac Catheterization, Angiography, and Intervention Eighth Edition by Mauro Moscucci MD

Grossman & Baim’s Cardiac Catheterization, Angiography, and Intervention, 8th edition has great online features accompany the textbook. Its companion website includes 900+ videos as well as 171 cases with summaries and references to relevant chapters in the book. The book itself is divided into 8 different sections. You can be sure to see colored graphs, tables, illustrations and real life photos in it that make it great for a quick and easy reference guide.

Costs range from $56- $192

Pro tip: Take advantage of the rent feature on Amazon when you don’t need the additional features. You can select how long you need to rent the book for and will be charged based on that amount of time. This will help save money and eliminated the pain of finding someone to sell it to when you’re finished studying.

Have you used any of these resources? Do you have another to recommend? Comment down below!

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