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ECG Essentials in Small Animal Practice

ECG ESSENTIALS IN SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE

Welcome to an online course in ECG Essentials in Small Animal Practice!
Do you want to acquire a practical approach to electrocardiography (ECG)? In that case this course is for you!

This fully online course is aimed at veterinarians wanting to acquire knowledge on the use of ECG in the clinical practice of dogs and cats, from the technique of positioning and recording to the diagnostic interpretation and treatment of the most common arrhythmias.

The course language is English.

LECTURERS
Oriol Domenech DVM, MS, Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Cardiology), Chief of the Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Department at the Istituto Veterinario di Novara, Italy

Tommaso Vezzosi DVM, PhD, Resident ECVIM-CA (Cardiology) at the Istituto Veterinario di Novara and University of Pisa


COURSE DESCRIPTION
The aim of this course is to provide practical knowledge on the use of ECG in small animal practice. The target group is veterinarians with basic knowledge of ECG interpretation working in different fields of small animal medicine as many arrhythmias occur in non-cardiac patients. It is also aimed at cardiologists who would like to improve their ECG knowledge. 

Through a series of seven interactive live webinars the course will go through ECG technique and the diagnosis and treatment of the most common arrythmias in small animal practice. This course has a practical session interpreting ECG tracings from clinical cases. Participants then have the chance to practice ECG interpretation, learn how to write an ECG report and discuss the therapeutical aspects of arrythmias.

The course can be followed using a smartphone, tablett or computer.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After the course the participants will be able to:

  • Diagnose the most common arrhythmias of dogs and cats
  • Interpret ECG tracings with a systematic approach using a practical and easy algorithm
  • Make decisions regarding treatment of the most common arrhythmias

Programme

Session 1: September 1, 08.30-10.00
ECG recording and interpretation: what to know for a good start
Oriol Domenech

Session 2: September 8, 08.30-10.00 
The rule of the “7 points” to perform a correct ECG interpretation and diagnosis
Oriol Domenech


Session 3: September 15, 08.30-09.30
Sinus arrhythmias and chamber enlargements

ECG tracings will be uploaded at the end of this session for ECG interpretation and discussion in Session 7.
Tommaso Vezzosi

Session 4: September 22, 08.30-10.00
Diagnosis and treatment of most common supraventricular arrhythmias
Tommaso Vezzosi

Session 5: September 29, 08.30-10.00
Diagnosis and treatment of most common ventricular arrhythmias

ECG tracings will be uploaded at the end of this session for ECG interpretation and discussion in Session 7.
Tommaso Vezzosi

Session 6: October 6, 08.30-09.30 
Diagnosis and treatment of atrioventricular and bundle branch blocks

ECG tracings will be uploaded at the end of this session for ECG interpretation and discussion in Session 7.
Oriol Domenech

Session 7: Ocotober 13, 08.30-11.00
ECG solutions and discussion of all the ECG tracings distributed during the course.
Oriol Domenech and Tommaso Vezzosi

Location:
Online
Starts:
9/1/2021 6:30 AM
Ends:
10/13/2021 11:00 AM