[Italian certification for interventional cardiologists from the Italian Society of Interventional Cardiology (SICI-GISE)]

Francesco Saia, Antonio Giulio Bruno, Anna Franzone, Marco Mojoli, Alessio Mattesini, Giulia Masiero, Francesco Costa, Stefano Rigattieri, Alessio La Manna, Battistina Castiglioni, Ugo Limbruno, Ciro Mauro, Fabio Tarantino, Giuseppe Musumeci, Giovanni Esposito, Giuseppe Tarantini
Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia 2019, 20 (9): 4-7
Differently from many European and non-European countries, currently in Italy there is not an official, well-defined process for training, evaluation and certification for interventional cardiologists. Interventional Cardiology is an important branch of Cardiology with peculiarities such as to need specific theoretical and practical training. The lack of standardization of training criteria may result in disparities in the quality of care offered to patients in different locations. The Italian Society of Interventional Cardiology (SICI-GISE) has therefore developed an independent certification process for Italian interventional cardiologists. This is a first step towards the implementation of a well-defined training and certification process for both coronary and structural interventions, and for regular re-certification of established operators.The certification will be issued by SICI-GISE and will be based on the recognition of the skills attained by interventional cardiologists in the setting of coronary diagnostic and interventional procedures. This document describes the minimum eligibility criteria for the training centers, which have the task of recording and validating the training activity carried out by each interventional cardiologist, and the minimum competence requirements that should be attained by the operators to obtain the certification.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"