ABOUT THIS COURSE:
This is the first presentation in a six part, pre-recorded webinar series titled: Advanced ECG Interpretation and Care Implications in Cardiac Rehab. This series is intended to enrich the knowledge of the Cardiac Rehabilitation (cr) professional who has already mastered basic ECG and arrhythmias. Unusual patient diagnoses present dilemmas that typically cannot be addressed adequately in a busy program. What happens in many programs is satisfaction with the existing status quo, routinely monitoring on lead 2 and exercising all patients with routine exercise prescriptions regardless of the individual patient situation. Included in this webinar will be discussions of patients with diverse diagnoses such as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and pericarditis and how these are differentiated electrocardiographically from those with STEMI and NSTEMI. Often cr professionals do not learn about the infrequent and unusual manifestations of types I and II second degree AV blocks, fascicular rhythms and blocks, concealed conduction, or SA blocks. While many patients have pacemakers, it sometimes can be confusing diagnosing the resultant rhythms. Left ventricular hypertrophy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can present diagnostic and exercise dilemmas as can unusual diagnoses (e.g., Brugada) and unusual patients (e.g., the athlete). Recently atrial fibrillation (AF) has increased in prevalence and the populations that can exhibit it are diverse, including athletes, the elderly, obese, and others. If you are interested in sharpening your ECG interpretation skills we invite you to join us for this six week series. Disclosures - Viewing the entire presentation, completion of a post-test (with 70% accuracy) and evaluation are required to receive 1.5 contact hours for each webinar presentation. Members of this presentation's planning committee do not have a financial relationship with a Commercial Interest Organization that could create a conflict of interest while planning, implementing or evaluating the content of this presentation.