22 Mar 2021

Electrocardiography (ECG) and thoracic radiography


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.

Available Dates

Future dates for this course are being developed. If you would like to know when this course becomes available, please fill click below to register your interest.


Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.

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