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Practical course on ECG interpretation in the young and in athletes

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About the course

The course is focused on the interpretation of ECG in young individuals (14-35 years) and in athletes. The spectrum of cardiac conditions potentially detected at the ECG in the young is broad with significant differences with the ones characterizing older patients. Furthermore, ECG interpretation in athletes requires careful analysis to properly distinguish physiological changes related to athletic training from findings suggestive of an underlying pathological condition.

Cardiovascular-related sudden death is the leading cause of mortality in athletes during sport. Most of disorders associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death, such as cardiomyopathies and primary electrical diseases, are suggested by abnormal findings present on a 12-lead ECG. Therefore, ECG interpretation is an important skill for physicians involved in the cardiovascular care of athletes and of young individuals.

At the end of the course the attendees will be able to recognize the main ECG abnormalities suggestive of a cardiac disease in young individuals and athletes. After the course, a document with MCQs will be sent via email (not fail/pass process), the Course Lead will provide feedback to individuals by sending the MCQ form back with specific details about the wrong answers.

You will be provided a certificate of attendance and this ‘Practical course on ECG interpretation in the young and in athletes' has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 6 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).

Attendees: General Practitioners, Sport physicians, Consultants, Staff grade & Associate Specialist doctors, Junior doctors, Physiologists, Specialist Nurses

For more information: please see: www.sgul.ac.uk/ecg or contact us at pec@sgul.ac.uk

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