ECGs – Understanding The Ups And Downs

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About the course

Wednesday 3rd July 2019


This one day course is aimed at increasing your familiarity and confidence with both recording and interpreting ECGs. ECGs provide invaluable information about heart rate and rhythm in our canine and feline patients. However, ECGs are often underutilised as a diagnostic tool in practice, due to a lack of confidence amongst vets in how to interpret the ECG findings and their clinical significance for the individual patient. Management options for the different arrhythmias can cause confusion. This course will aim to simplify arrhythmia diagnosis and management and will utilise an ECG-reading workshop session, to give delegates hands-on practice in ECG interpretation and plenty of opportunity for informal discussion.

Topics to be covered include:

  • How to use your ECG machine and improve the quality of the traces you record
  • How to develop a logical approach to ECG trace interpretation
  • How to identify the different types of bradycardias and tachycardias most commonly encountered in our canine and feline patients
  • How to recognise the clinical significance of these different arrhythmias, to enable you to choose the most appropriate management options
  • Reinforce your knowledge and understanding of canine and feline arrhythmias through case study examples and a practical ECG workshop component

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