• Knowledge module: General Cardiology Curriculum

    The General Cardiology programme is mapped out on the ESC Core Curriculum topics.

    General Cardiology courses are based on the ESC Practice Guidelines, the ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine (2nd edition) and supplementary educational material from the ESC knowledge resources.


    Over 260 courses with self-assessment, are available for the following Topics:

    1. History Taking and Clinical Examination
    2. The Electrocardiogram (Standard ECG, Ambulatory ECG, Exercise ECG, CPX)
    3. Non-invasive imaging
    4. Invasive Imaging – Cardiac Catheterisation and Angiography
    5. Genetics
    6. Clinical Pharmacology
    7. Cardiovascular prevention
    8. Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
    9. Chronic Ischaemic Heart Disease
    10. Myocardial Diseases
    11. Pericardial Diseases
    12. Oncology and the Heart
    13. Congenital Heart Disease in Adult Patients
    14. Pregnancy and Heart Disease
    15. Valvular heart disease
    16. Infective endocarditis
    17. Heart Failure (HF)
    18. Pulmonary Arterial hypertension
    19. Physical activity and sport in primary and secondary prevention
    20. Arrhythmias
    21. Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter
    22. Syncope
    23. Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) and Resuscitation
    24. Diseases of the Aorta and Trauma to the Aorta and Heart
    25. Peripheral Artery Diseases (PAD)
    26. Thromboembolic Venous Disease
    27. The cardiac consult


    All courses are mandatory to complete the learning programme.
    Courses are validated upon successful completion of the MCQ test: "Test your knowledge".
    Trainees may retake the test several times if needed.

    This is a formative exercise.


    The point system allows trainees to follow their progress through a "progress bar". They can also see at a glance course status:

    • Completed (green)
    • In progress (yellow) 
    • To be completed (red) 

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    Further Resources


    This programme was made available thanks to the following ESC contributors.

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