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How to prepare for the exam


The ESC curriculum for Acute Cardiac Care defines the clinical, patient orientated training required of the acute care cardiologist. The curriculum includes a list of all the topics that require to be covered, subdivivided into the learning objectives, knowledge, skills, behaviour and attitudes. It also outlines the training requirements and certification process for accreditation in Acute Cardiac Care. This curriculum provides a framework that a training programme in Acute Cardiac Care should be based upon. The revised ESC curriculum for Acute Cardiac Care (2014) can be accessed here


Text book and syllabus

We invite you to refer to the IACC textbook which covers the whole Acute Cardiac Care core curriculum, as well as the CoBaTrICE syllabus which details the requirements for training in intensive care at a European level.

Preparatory session

To prepare for the certification programme, a Preparatory session will take place during the Acute Cardiovascular Care congress immediately before the exam.