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Interventional Treatments For Atrial Arrhythmias - Cardioversion And Ablation

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

Atrial arrhythmias are serious disorders that can cause an irregular and/or rapid heartbeat, which can lead to serious clinical sequelae. Atrial fibrillation is an example of an atrial arrhythmia that can lead to blood clots, stroke, or heart failure. Electrical cardioversion and ablation are two procedures that can minimize these risks and treat atrial arrhythmia. Each of these treatments have risks and neither offers a complete success rate, but they can be very effective in providing greater quality of life, and extending the life expectancy of patients.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction
II.           Electrical Activity Of The Heart
1.   Sinoatrial Node
2.   Blood Flow
3.   Depolarization and Repolarization
III.         Atrial Arrhythmias
IV.          Atrial Fibrillation
1.   Risk Factors
2.   Causes
3.   Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation
4.   Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
5.   Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
6.   Permanent Atrial Fibrillation
7.   Electrocardiogram Testing
8.   Symptoms
9.   Complications and Anticoagulation
V.            Supraventricular Tachycardia
1.   Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia
2.   Atrioventricular Re-entrant Node Tachycardia
VI.          Other Atrial Tachycardias
1.   Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
2.   Sinus Bradycardia
3.   Bradyarrhythmia
4.   Premature Atrial Contractions
5.   Premature Junctional Contractions
6.   Atrial Flutter
7.   Sick Sinus Syndrome
8.   Atrioventricular Heart Block
VII.       Summary


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