1210 Cardiology 101

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About the course

Interpretation of heart and lung sounds can be challenging in a busy clinic.  When you detect an abnormality it can be difficult to decide on the best course of action; which test would be most beneficial? Will it change the outcome or how you manage the case? This course will be rich in relevant clinical case material including abnormal thoracic auscultation sounds, and the associated diagnostic imaging modalities. You’ll develop your confidence in how best to manage your patients where you suspect cardiorespiratory disease based on your physical examination findings.

What you will learn:

  • How to interpret abnormal heart sounds and murmurs
  • Interpretation of extra-cardiac thoracic sounds
  • Appropriate diagnostics for audible thoracic abnormalities
  • How to approach and interpret basic echocardiographic views
  • How to approach and interpret thoracic radiographs
  • Auxillary tools for diagnosis of cardiac versus respiratory disease including NT-proBNP and T-FAST
  • Case based to allow you to combine findings and apply to your patients

Course Tutor:    Chris Linney BVSc GPCertSAP CertAVP(VC) DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS

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