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Cardiac Pacer And Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Devices - Basic Electrocardiography

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

Electrocardiograms are valuable tests for evaluating heart health and to diagnose cardiac issues. But the test is only as good as the skill of the clinician performing it. Medical clinicians must commit to learning and updating their electrocardiogram procedure and interpretation skills to arrive at a correct diagnosis, and these skills start with an understanding of the basic function of the electrocardiogram. Being able to identify normal readings on an electrocardiogram rhythm strip is the first step to recognizing cardiac issues, and possibly saving lives. This is the third in a three-part series on Basic Electrocardiography.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Electrocardiogram: A Review Of The Basics

1.   Depolarization

III.         Cardiac Pacemaker

1.   Identifying A Pacemaker Rhythm

2.   Atrial Pacing

3.   Ventricular Pacing

IV.          Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

1.   Purpose of ICD Treatment

2.   Recommendations of ICD Treatment

3.   ICD Implant Procedure

4.   Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

5.   Subcutaneous ICD

6.   Complications of ICD Treatment

7.   Monitoring of the ICD

8.   Prevention and Safety Measures

V.            Cardioversion

1.   Cardioversion Procedure

2.   Treatment of Arrhythmias

3.   Complications of Cardioversion

VI.          Summary


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