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Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias and Implantable Cardioverter–Defibrillator

This topic is a part of the E-learning programme (ESCeL) on Acute Cardiovascular Care which offers a portfolio of 79 chapters among 11 sections.

Few scenarios in acute cardiac care are commonly associated with as much apprehension as the event of a ventricular tachyarrhythmia, which may complicate almost all forms of cardiac diseases. This topic covers the pathophysiological basis of ventricular tachyarrhythmias, their differentiation from supraventricular arrhythmias and the specific treatment modalities available, including implantable cardioverter defibrillator. This increasingly used technology demands knowledge regarding the proper management of device interventions.

These courses are based on the textbook chapter: Ventricular tachyarrhythmias and ICD of the ESC textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care, 2nd edition 2015 by Joachim R Ehrlich and Stefan H Hohnloser

What’s inside?

6 courses on:

  • Pathophysiology of Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias
  • Types of Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias
  • Electrocardiographic Diagnosis of Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Acute Treatment of Patients with VT/VF
  • Long-term Treatment of Patients with VT/VF
  • Management of ICD Patients with Device Interventions

Each course ends with a MCQs test.

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Course Co-ordinator

  • Sofie Gevaert
  • Susanna Price

Course Authors

  • Kevin Domingues
  • Andy Kontogeorgis