Electrocardiography and Cardiac Arrythmology
The main purpose of the curricular unit is the achievement of a significant knowledge and expertise in the following areas:
1. Analysis and interpretation of the electrocardiogram;
2. Electrocardiographic diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction, ventricular hypertrophy, ventricular pre-excitation, sinus node dysfunction, atrioventricular blocks, intraventricular conduction disturbances, supraventricular and ventricular extrasystoles, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, atrial tachycardia, atrioventricular node reentrant tachycardia, atrioventricular taquicardia mediated through a retrograde conducting accessory pathway and ventricular tachyarrhythmias;
3. The differential diagnosis of wide and narrow QRS complex tachycardias;
At the end of the course, the student will be able to read and interpret the ECG and to perform the differential diagnosis of cardiac bradyarrhythmias and cardiac tachyarrhythmias.
Prof. Doutor Eduardo Antunes
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Wagner GS, Strauss DG, Marriotts Practical Electrocardiography. 12th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2013
Wang K. Atlas of Electrocardiography. 1st ed. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2012
Goldberger AL, Goldberger ZD, Shvilkin A. Clinical Electrocardiography: A Simplified Approach. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier/Saunders; 2013
The Curricular Unit involves theoretical-practical lessons and is based on an integrated, interactive teaching model. The 28 hour-course will be taught in two hour sessions, once a week.
The final evaluation consists of a multiple choice exam with 20 questions to answer in 40 minutes max.
1. Fundamentals of electrocardiography;
2. Electrocardiographic diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction and other cardiovascular pathologies;
3. Analysis and interpretation of the 12-lead ECG;
4. Electrocardiographic diagnosis of atrial arrhythmias;
5. Electrocardiographic diagnosis of regular tachycardias with narrow QRS complexes;
6. Analysis and interpretation of the 12-lead ECG;
7. Pre-excitation syndromes;
8. Electrocardiographic diagnosis of tachycardias with wide QRS complexes;
9. Analysis and interpretation of the 12-lead ECG;
10.Intraventricular conduction disturbances;
12.Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of cardiac arrhythmias;
13.Analysis and interpretation of the 12-lead ECG;
14.Analysis and interpretation of the 12-lead ECG. Review and final evaluation preparation.
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