Interventional Cardiology Board Review Questions

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Interventional Cardiology Question Bank Board Review Topics Covered:

  • Practice Guidelines in Non–ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: ACC/AHA/SCAI Guidelines
  • Vascular Biology
  • Restenosis and Percutaneous Options
  • Percutaneous Alcohol Septal Ablation for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Patent Foramen Ovale and Atrial Septal Defect
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Cerebrovascular Interventions
  • Peripheral Interventional Procedures
  • Management of Intraprocedural and Postprocedural Complications
  • Statistics Related to Interventional Cardiology Procedures
  • Closure Devices
  • Approach to Interventional Boards and Test-Taking Strategies
  • Antiarrhythmics, Sedatives, and Lipid-lowering Agents
  • Inotropes, Vasopressors, and Vasodilators
  • Percutaneous Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Approach to the Patient with Hemodynamic Compromise
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Angiography
  • Intravascular Contrast Agents
  • Ethical Issues and Risks Associated with Catheterization and Interventional Procedures
  • Ostial and Bifurcation Lesions
  • Atherectomy, Rotablation, and Laser
  • Chronic Stable Angina: American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines
  • Periprocedural Myocardial Infarction, Emboli Protection, and Mechanical Thrombectomy
  • Inflammation and Arterial Injury
  • Stents and Stent Thrombosis
  • Elective Coronary Intervention
  • Guide Catheter Selection for Coronary Intervention
  • Antiplatelet, Antithrombotic, and Thrombolytic Agents
  • Percutaneous Balloon Pericardiotomy for Patients with Pericardial Effusion and Tamponade
  • ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: ACC/AHA Guidelines
  • Percutaneous Interventions in Aortocoronary Saphenous Vein Grafts
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Drug-eluting Stents and Local Drug Delivery for the Prevention of Restenosis
  • Intravascular Ultrasound
  • Long Lesions and Diffuse Disease
  • Interventional Doppler and Pressure Monitoring
  • Pharmacogenomics and Drug Monitoring
  • Chronic Total Occlusions
  • Radiation Safety, Equipment, and Basic Concepts
  • Primary, Rescue, and Facilitated Angioplasty

Information about the ABIM Interventional Cardiology Certification Exam

What is covered on the ABIM Interventional Cardiology Certification Exam?

According to the ABIM Interventional Cardiology Certification Exam Blueprint, the exam covers the following topics:

  • Case Selection and Management 20%
  • Procedural Techniques 20%
  • Complications of Coronary Intervention 8%
  • Catheter-Based Management of Noncoronary Disease 13%
  • Basic Science 6%
  • Anatomy, Anatomic variants, Anatomic pathology 6%
  • Pharmacology 12%
  • Cardiac Imaging and Assessment 9%
  • Miscellaneous 6%

This BoardVitals question bank adheres to the content outlined in the ABIM Blueprint.

What is the format of the ABIM Interventional Cardiology Certification Exam?

The Interventional Cardiology Certification exam is comprised of up to 220 multiple-choice questions (MCQ) in single-best-answer format. This is a single day exam that lasts approximately 10 hours and is divided into several sessions.

In 2016, the First-Time Taker Pass Rate for the Interventional Cardiology Certification Exam was 90%.