ECGs From an EP Perspective

The primary care provider frequently sees patients with signs or symptoms that may indicate cardiovascular pathology. The goal of this lecture is to provide an update and overview of the most common cardiovascular conditions seen in primary care, utilize case presentations to incorporate meaningful ECG review and interpretation, and to provide the primary care physician with a sound framework with which to approach patients with cardiovascular symptoms.  

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (General). 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify signs and symptoms of cardiovascular diseases commonly seen in the primary care setting.
  • Utilize case presentations to incorporate meaningful ECG review and interpretation. 
  • Recognize and perform the correct diagnostic evaluation of patients with “difficult” ECG interpretation.
  • Appropriately refer patients to subspecialty consult services or to the emergency room for acute evaluation and disease management. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Steinwender, C., Khelae, S. K., Garweg, C., Chan, J. Y. S., Ritter, P., Johansen, J. B., ... & Mont, L. (2020). Atrioventricular synchronous pacing using a leadless ventricular pacemaker: Results from the MARVEL 2 study. JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, 6(1), 94-106.
  • Hammad, M., Maher, A., Wang, K., Jiang, F., & Amrani, M. (2018). Detection of abnormal heart conditions based on characteristics of ECG signals. Measurement, 125, 634-644.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 ABIM MOC
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 0.50 Nurse Practitioners
Course opens: 
07/01/2021
Course expires: 
04/30/2024

Mario Pascual, M.D.
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Cardiology
Baptist Health Medical Group

Mario Pascual, M.D., faculty for this educational activity, has disclosed that he is on the speakers’ bureau for Janssen and is a consultant for Medtronic, Abbott and Biosense Webster and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.

Ian Del Conde Pozzi, M.D., FACC, conference director for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship to disclose with ineligible companies.*

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.  

*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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  • 0.50 ABIM MOC
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 0.50 Nurse Practitioners
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