This 4 hour workshop focuses on the 12 Lead ECG Identification of Acute Coronary Syndromes with specific emphasis on
COURSE PRE-REQUISITE: Participants who enter this workshop
must already have fundamental knowledge of "basic single-lead ECG (ACLS level) rhythm strip interpretation
- Define and understand the conditions which comprise
Acute Coronary Syndromes and Low Risk Chest Pain
- Understand basic cardiac anatomy and physiology
- Learn the
two most common coronary arterial anatomic configurations
- Understand that there are many anomalous / atypical
coronary arterial anatomies and name at least two
- Correlate 12 and 18 Lead ECGs with specific anatomic regions
of the heart
- Associate common coronary arterial anatomies with the regions and structures they perfuse
ECG waveforms associated with normal myocardial perfusion, ischemia and infarction
- Idenfity "pre-infarction"
ECG patterns sometimes observed preceding ST Segment Myocardial Infarction (STEMI).
- Understand Primary vs.
Secondary Repolarization Abnormalities
- Define current AHA/ACC/ crieteria for what constitutes "abnormal ST Elevation
and Depression" for all commonly used leads of 12 and 18 lead ECGs.
- Identify 10 common types of
- List specific complications to anticipate with different types of STEMI
- Demonstrate how to use the course
workbook, "STEMI Assistant" in the clinical setting