Students in this course will advance their knowledge in ECG recognition and evaluation, 12-lead electrocardiogram and pacemaker ECG evaluation. A detailed examination of cellular mechanisms, conduction, pathology and the disease processes responsible for irregularities of the heart rate are presented. Special attention is directed to methods of determining axis, rate, rhythm, myocardial damage, and conduction disturbances, as well as understanding pacemaker behavior.
This online D2L course is for students in the Cardiology Diploma program. Students are responsible for ensuring prerequisite courses are completed PRIOR to registration. See course description for a list of individual prerequisites. IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration is available on an individual course basis for those who wish to take continuing education credits. Registration does not imply admission to the program. This course may be subject to cancellation if registration numbers are low.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Explain the basic cellular mechanism responsible for the normal, abnormal electrophysiology of the heart.
Identify the basic components of the surface and intracardiac electrocardiograms.
Identify and differentiate the various arrhythmias and conduction disturbances within the heart.
Recognize and locate areas of ischemia, injury and infarct from the 12 lead ECG
Identify specific cardiac pathologies from electrocardiographic data.
Recognize normal and abnormal single and dual chamber pacemaker function.
Identify the four faces of dual chamber pacing.
Explain dual chamber upper rate behavior.
Explain the various classifications of heart disease.
Differentiate between the various mechanisms and pathologies responsible for tachycardias requiring electrophysiology study (EPS) and subsequent intervention.
Effective as of Fall 2011
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