Cardiovascular Board Review – ABIM Aligned CME/MOC Course


Course Directors Rick A. Nishimura, MD & Steve R. Ommen, MD

Faculty from the Mayo Clinic

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Cardiovascular Care Topics & Lectures


Pericardial, Cardiomyopathies, Hypertension, and Pulmonary Hypertension

The Cardiomyopathies (CHF)
Pulmonary Hypertension
Pericardial Disease

Vascular Disease

Diseases of the Peripheral Arteries
Diseases of the Aorta and Great Vessels
Thromboembolic and Other Venous Diseases
Carotid and Renal Vascular Disease

Special Topic Sessions


Coronary Artery Disease: Prevention and Chronic Stable CAD

Assessment and Primary Prevention of Patients at Risk for Coronary Artery Disease
Assessment and Medical Management of Patients with Known Coronary Artery Disease
Revascularization for Patients with Chronic Coronary Artery Disease
Evaluation and Management of the Patient with Cardiac Disease for Non-Cardiac Surgery

Coronary Artery Disease: Acute Coronary Syndromes

ACS Part I – From Presentation to Reperfusion
ACS Part II – Reperfusion to Hospital Discharge
Complications of Myocardial Infarction

The Electrical System of the Heart: Electrocardiography, Arrythmias and Channelopathies

Atrial Fibrillation and SVT: Diagnosis and Stroke Prevention
Atrial Fibrillation and SVT: Treatment
Ventricular Arrhythmias
The Cardiac Channelopathies (Brugada, CPVT, and LQTS)

The Electrical System of the Heart: Drugs and Devices

Antiarrhythmic Drugs, Interactions, and Proarrhythmias
Syncope and Out-of-Hospital Arrest: Non-Invasive and Invasive Testing and Treatments
Pacemakers, ICDs, and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Valvular Heart Disease

Infective Endocarditis
Valvular Stenosis
Valvular Regurgitation
Prosthetic Valves and Other Forms of Valve Disease

Congenital Heart Disease

Pregnancy and the Heart
Congenital Heart Disease: Part 1 – Simple
Congenital Heart Disease: Part 2 – Complex

Heart Failure

Medical Treatment of Chronic Stable Congestive Heart Failure
Medical Treatment of Acute Decompensated Congestive Heart Failure
Evaluation and Management of HFpEF
Cardiac Device and Replacement Therapy (Transplant)

Practice Coding Exams

ECG Practice Coding
Angiography Practice Coding
Echocardiography Practice Coding


Presentation of Angina
Statistics for the Cardiovascular Boards
Molecular Genetics
Basic Principles of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
New Staging System for Valve Disease
Cardiovascular Physical Exam
CT and MRI and Nuclear Imaging Cases – Clinical Application
Covid-19 and Cardiovascular Disease
Cardio-Oncology For The Boards-What Do I Need To Know
Ventricular Function
This series of activities will discuss the relationship between type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and heart failure (HF), including the efficacy and safety of treatment strategies.
Terminology, Pharmacokinetics, Drug-Drug Interactions, and Overdoses
Cardiotoxicity, Herbal Supplements, and Pharmacogenomics

Prepare for the ABIM Boards and Maintenance of Certification Exam for Cardiovascular Disease

With Online Cardiovascular Board Review, you’ll have access to over 50 hours of lectures, videos, and practice questions. Earn CME while studying for the boards, and have confidence going into your next exam.


When is the next ABIM Certification Exam for Cardiovascular Disease?

Initial Certification Exam Dates

2021: Oct. 4 and 5, 2021 Dec. 1, 2020 through Jun. 15, 2021 Jun. 16, 2021 through Jun. 28, 2021
2022: Oct. 27 and 28, 2022 Dec. 1, 2021 through Jun. 15, 2022 Jun. 16, 2022 through Jun. 28, 2022


Maintenance of Certification Exam Dates for Cardiovascular Disease:

Spring 2022: Apr. 1, 2022 Dec. 1, 2021 through Feb. 28, 2022
Fall 2022: Oct. 25, 2022 Dec. 1, 2021 through Aug. 15, 2022


All the CME/MOC You Need, Plus a Comprehensive Pre and Post Test.

Earning MOC Points (From

The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program requires that you earn some MOC points every two years to be reported as participating in MOC

To be reported as certified, you must earn 100 points every five years (the points you earn every two years count toward your 100 points) and meet the MOC assessment requirement through the traditional 10-year exam, the Knowledge Check-In, or a Collaborative Maintenance Pathway (CMP) assessment.

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