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ACVC Talks

Acute ECG Challenges



How just an ECG can lead or mislead a diagnosis.

The challenger presents an ECG to a young ACVC Member.
The challengee reviews the case and asks questions to arrive at a diagnosis within 30 minutes.

Challenger: Prof. Christiaan Vrints
Department of Cardiology, Antwerp University Hospital and University of Antwerp, Belgium


How to access these challenges

  • Live sessions are free for everyone
  • Episodes on demand are restricted to ACVC Ivory, Silver and Gold Members.  Not yet a member?

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Episode 1: A 75-year-old man known with DM and OSAS with an epigastric oppressive pain irradiating to his left arm

The challengee: Dr. Carmen Plesoianu, Romania

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Episode 2: A patient presenting at the emergency department with symptoms of palpitations caused by a paroxysmal tachycardia

The challengee: Dr. Pablo Jorge Perez, Spain

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Episode 3: A 36-year-old patient with dyspnea and fever

The challengee: Dr. Diego Araiza Garaygordobil, Mexico

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Episode 4: A 63-year-old man with fatigue, mild dyspnea and cough for two days

The challengee: Dr. Alberto Somaschini, Italy

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Tips and tricks

ACVC-Tips-tricks-web.jpg15-min educational videos discussing challenging situations you may face as clinician in the daily practice.

The tutorials will cover a wide spectrum of topics ranging from clinical management in the acute setting to team work and relative’s communication skills.

The expert speakers, from the young community, will provide a practical “checklist” for the early career cardiologists/intensivist/emergency physicians to keep in mind when dealing with challenging situation during the on call.


Episode 1: MCS troubleshooting

Presented by Dr. Christophe Vandenbriele and supervised by Prof. Pascal Vranckx.


Episode 2: First night in cath lab on call

Presented by Dr. Andreas Schober and supervised by Prof. Kurt Huber.


Episode 3: Out Of Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Presented by Dr. Johannes Grand and supervised by Prof. Christian Hassager


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