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Cardiovascular Disease Certification Exam

Cardiovascular Disease Certification Exam Tutorial

ABIM strongly urges you to take the online tutorial before taking your exam. Becoming familiar with the exam will greatly improve your efficiency on exam day. Tutorials take about 30 minutes to complete and give you the opportunity to:

  • View the exam interface
  • Practice using the exam features including notes, strikethrough, and highlight
  • Access exam resources including tables of normal laboratory values
  • Mark questions for review and gain familiarity with the navigator functionality
  • Become aware of exam-specific innovations

Cardiovascular Disease Certification exam tutorials (complete both to prepare for exam):

Answer Key

Multiple choice tutorial: Section II:

  • Practice Scaling Caliper Question – C
  • Practice Sound Question – A
  • Practice Video Question – D

ECG and Imaging Studies

Sample ECG Sample Echocardiogram Sample Angiogram
The correct answers are sinus rhythm AND Wolff-Parkinson-White pattern. The correct answers are ruptured papillary muscle AND inferior/posterior hypokinesis OR inferior/posterior akinesis AND enlarged left atrium AND severe mitral valve regurgitation. The correct answers are insignificant stenosis of the left circumflex coronary artery AND insignificant stenosis of the right coronary artery AND severe stenosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery.

Tutorial Requirements for Windows

  • Internet access
  • Windows 7 or newer
  • Web Browsers:
  • Internet Explorer – 11+
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox – 23+
  • Safari – 6.0.5+
  • High resolution monitor (1024 x 768 recommended), with high color (16 bit)
  • Microsoft compatible mouse or pointing device

Tutorial Requirements for Macintosh

  • Internet access
  • Web Browser:
  • Safari – 6.0.5+
  • High resolution monitor (1024 x 768 recommended), with high color (16 bit)
  • Computer compatible mouse or pointing device

Note: the tutorial is not currently iPad compatible.

If you experience technical difficulties using the tutorial, call 1-800-441-ABIM or send us an email.