General Cardiology APPE

The General Cardiology rotation involves the provision of pharmaceutical care for those patients in the Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute (MAHI) 6th floor (North and South) and 3rd floor South. The MAHI 6th floor is composed of 38 beds, which are monitored via centralized telemetry, and provides patients with comprehensive multidisciplinary medical intermediate cardiac care. The 3rd floor is comprised of pre- and post-procedure cardiac patients.

Potential Topics/Activities

These potential topics may be covered via actual patient care experiences, discussions of reading materials, and/or case presentations:

  • Acute myocardial infarction/acute coronary syndrome/angina pectoris
  • Anticoagulation/thromboembolic disorders
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Cardiac arrhythmias, see the Heart Rhythm Society or (create free account to see medications that prolong the QTc interval)
  • Cardiac diagnostic testing (Echo, EKG)
  • Cardiac procedures/surgeries (PCI [AKA Cath, Angiogram], PPM, CABG, TAVR, etc.)
  • Infective endocarditis (IE)
  • Hypertension/hypertensive urgency/hypertensive emergency
  • Heart failure, see and search “heart” for more information
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Valvular Heart disease, see
  • Weekly attendance at staff meetings (Wednesdays at 14:30 in the Main Pharmacy)
  • Attendance at Journal Club Presentations, case/topic presentations, therapeutic controversies (informal case presentations/journal clubs sometimes in CVOR Pharmacy office; formal case presentations will be in conference room area near the Main Pharmacy on B-Level)
  • Topic/case presentations (usually a formal patient case presentation at mid-point, and a formal Topic presentation during final week of rotation)
  • Daily verbal discussion of patients and medications
  • Verbal informal patient presentation daily as time allows
  • New drug briefing (5-10 minutes in length) 1-2 times during rotation

The student is strongly encouraged to take the initiative in assisting the direction of the learning experience during the rotation to optimize their personal development.



Ranae Hampton, Pharm.D., BCPS
  • School of pharmacy: The University of Kansas
  • Specialty interests: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Transplant
  • Health system, hospital, pharmacy, and residency committee involvement: System Pharmacy Education Team (SPET) member and secretary
  • Professional involvement: Greater Kansas City Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GKCSHP), Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Terry Brown, Pharm.D
  • School of pharmacy: University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Residency training: PGY1—Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Specialty interests: Heart Failure, Anticoagulation
  • Professional involvement: American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)