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Cardiology is based in both St James's Hospital and Tallaght University Hospital

In St James's Hospital after a rotation the students should know:

- Physiology of the Cardiovascular System.
- Symptoms and Signs of Cardiovascular Disease.
- Ability to take a history, perform physical examination and present findings to team members.
- Observation of diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular emergencies and acute admissions.
- Some knowledge of evidence based therapies.
- Observation of non-invasive and invasive diagnostic procedures.

In Tallaght University Hospital after a rotation the students should know:

- Do a complete cardiovascular assessment including:
- Full medical history.
- Observe patient’s overall appearance for distress, cyanosis, pallor.
- Examination of peripheral pulses for rate, rhythm and quality.
- Take blood pressure in both arms.
- Locate the apex beat.
- Observe the JVP, listen for carotid bruits.
- Palpate for thrills.
- Identify the first and second heart sounds.
- Recognize mitral, aortic, pulmonary and tricuspid murmurs and assess their timing and intensity.
- Record an ECG and identify common abnormalities.



Tallaght University Hospital

Title Name
Consultant Cardiologist Dr David Moore
Clinical Associate Professor Vincent Maher
Consultant Cardiologist Bryan Loo


St James’s Hospital

Title Name Email
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Cardiology Dr Peter Crean
  Dr Brendan Foley
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Cardiology Dr Ross Murphy  
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Cardiology Dr Andrew Maree  
Clinical Senior Lecturer Dr Caroline Daly  
Clinical Senior Lecturer Dr Stephen O'Connor  
  Dr John Cosgrove