Electrocardiography (ECG) and thoracic radiography
This clinically based programme will address the fundamental principles underlying cardiac disease, discuss common presentations of cardiac disease and thoroughly review current diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. You will have the opportunity to become fully informed about commonly utilised diagnostic procedures via practical ECG interpretation, film reading and hands-on echocardiography. Wherever possible, modules will include an interactive, practical element. Problem solving and case based material will feature strongly throughout the course enabling you to extend your knowledge of cardiology in an informative and interactive manner.
Key learning objectives Day One:
- Understand ECG acquisition and analysis
- Recognise tachyarrhythmias, bradyarrhythmias and their clinical significance
- Understand anti-arrhythmic therapy
- Become familiar with pacemaker therapy
- Electrophysiological studies and radio frequency ablation
Key learning objectives Day Two:
- Obtain thoracic radiographs of diagnostic quality
- Become familiar with interpretation of normal thoracic radiographs
- Recognise signs of congestive heart failure
- Recognise non-cardiac radiographic abnormalities of the thorax and common artefacts
- Become familiar with selective and non-selective angiography
Comprehensive course notes, refreshments and lunch on the day.