TEACH: Training and Education in Advanced Cardiovascular Hemodynamics will provide an in-depth introduction to the fundamentals of cardiovascular physiology relevant to diagnosis and therapeutics and form the foundation for additional, advanced online courses and regional meetings. Among the goals of this program is the establishment of a dedicated group of clinicians interested in promoting education and incorporation of advanced hemodynamic principles into clinical practice.


The overall goal of the TEACH program is to provide clinicians with in-depth knowledge about cardiac pathophysiology and the hemodynamics of mechanical circulatory support. Having completed TEACH I, attendees will already have been exposed to the basic concepts and have seen how the understanding conveyed through the TEACH program impacts clinical practice. The next step for the TEACH program is to ensure the development of a core group of clinicians that can be called upon as faculty at future TEACH programs and who are able to give informative grand round lectures on topics related to:

  • The hemodynamics of mechanical circulatory support
  • The physiology and hemodynamics of cardiogenic shock
  • Comparative hemodynamics and physiology of different forms of mechanical circulatory support
  • The physiology and hemodynamics of High Risk PCI

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Upcoming Programs


What is TEACH?

Training and Education of Advanced Cardiovascular Hemodynamics

What is the objective?

To establish a group of physicians who are known experts in cardiovascular hemodynamics and have the ability to train other physicians in this field of study and to become faculty at major meetings pertaining to this topic.

How do I become an expert?

There are three different levels of certification:

  • Level 1 (Faculty at local programs)
  • Level 2 (Faculty at regional programs)
  • Expert Level (Faculty at national programs)

How do I get started?

  • You will receive an invitation to attend a TEACH I Program.
  • In order to confirm your attendance, you must register and complete an introductory on-line module on hemodynamics.
  • Level 1 certification is obtained upon completion of the on-line exam post TEACH I.

How do I qualify for TEACH II?

In order to qualify for TEACH II, you must have obtained your Level 1 certification through successful completion of TEACH I.

What are the benefits of completing this course?

Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will have the opportunity to join a speaker’s bureau to lecture on advanced hemodynamic topics in meetings being organized throughout the country. Educational material will also be made available for introduction of focused mini-courses into medical school and fellowship curricula.

Can I conduct a program at my site post TCT meeting?

Yes. Once you have completed Level 1 certification, you can schedule a regional program and use the provided agenda and packet.

How do I organize these regional programs?

Please contact us at TEACH@crf.org for specific details.