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Basic Tools in General Cardiology

Arrhythmias, General
Invasive Imaging and Functional Assessment

A quick and straightforward on-demand toolbox on Basic Tools in General Cardiology

These basic tools in General Cardiology were recorded in February 2018 at Cologne University Hospital, Germany, under the supervision of Professor Stephan Baldus, ESC Education Committee member.

"Puncture pericardial effusion"

Presented by Prof. Volker Rudolph, Heart Center of the University Hospital of Cologne.


Learning Objectives: indication, patient preparation, measures for safety

“Right heart catheterization”

Presented by Prof. Stephan Rosenkranz, Heart Center of the University Hospital of Cologne and Dr. Luke Howard, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London, UK. 


Learning Objectives: how to assess hemodynamics; definition and classification of pulmonary hypertension in the context of pulmonary vascular disease, heart failure, and valvular disease; prognostic impact and therapeutic consequences

"ECG based interpretation of tachycardias"

Presented by Prof. Daniel Steven, Electrophysiology, Heart Center, University Hospital Cologne, Germany and Prof. Reza Wakili, Electrophysiology, University Hospital Essen, Germany.


Learning Objectives: to learn to interpret an EKG revealing tachycardiac rhythm; differential diagnosis of tachycardia with small and broad QRS complexes; standards in invasive assessment of tachycardia