Acute and Emergency Cardiology Symposium 13 March 2024

Acute and Emergency Cardiology Symposium 13 March 2024

£100.00

Places available

This online course has been designed for professionals who encounter challenging and often unstable acute cardiology patients in their daily practice. Come join us for a virtual one-day case-based symposium on the most challenging cases and hot topics in Acute and Emergency Cardiology. Review the latest evidence and learn from the experience of our experts in Emergency Medicine and Acute and Interventional Cardiology.

Places available

Description

This online course has been designed for professionals who encounter challenging and often unstable acute cardiology patients in their daily practice. Come join us for a virtual one-day case-based symposium on the most challenging cases and hot topics. Review the latest evidence and learn from the experience of our experts in Emergency Medicine and Acute and Interventional Cardiology.

Who is the Acute and Emergency Cardiology Symposium for?

Clinicians who work in:

  • Emergency medicine
  • Acute medicine
  • General cardiology

This course is designed for clinicians working in Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine and general cardiology who manage patients with acute cardiac presentations.

The symposium will be delivered by experts in the fields of interventional cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, heart failure and emergency medicine.

Course content

Content will include the following and will be taught in a case-based interactive format with slide presentations and live polls.

  • Interpretation of unusual/difficult ECGs
  • Ischaemic chest pain, acute coronary syndromes and PPCI
  • Acute heart failure, decompensated valve disease and aortic dissection – challenging cases and difficult decisions
  • Evidence-based up to date management of arrythmias including atrial fibrillation, unstable bradyarrythmias and persistent VF/VT
  • ICDs and pacemakers in the emergency department.
  • When to escalate to ITU and tertiary cardiac centres

Format

  • Online Course

Programme – 13 March 2024

8.45
Introduction and Plan for the day

9.00-9:50
ECGs in acute ischaemic chest pain

  • Blocked arteries on ECGs
  • STEMI, NSTEMI and the rest
  • Are you sure that ECG is normal?

10:00-10:45
ACS diagnosis and management

  • What is new in the guidelines?
  • Scores, troponins and other lies
  • Who needs urgent PCI?
  • Atypical presentations
  • POCUS in ACS

10.50 -11.05
Break

11.05-11.55
ECGs: arrhythmia masterclass

  • Too slow or too fast?
  • Hidden tips and tricks
  • Uncommon presentations
  • Who needs urgent specialist input

12.00-12.35
Cardiac arrest beyond ALS

  • What is the evidence?
  • Who needs PCI
  • Mechanical support (balloon pump, ECMO)

12:35 – 13.05
Break

13.10 – 14.00
Acute management of tachyarrhythmia

  • Is it VT?
  • Is AF management irregularly irregular?
  • When to shock?
  • When to anticoagulate?

14:00-14.50
Unstable bradyarrhythmia

  • AV block or mental block?
  • Should anyone have a temporary wire in 2024?
  • Resus patient with a device (ICD/PPM)

14:50 – 15:05
Break

15:05 -15:50
Acute heart failure

  • What is new in the guidelines?
  • Pumping or plumbing?
  • When to call a tertiary centre?
  • POCUS in heart failure

16:00 – 16.50
Decompensated valve disease

  • Acute presentations
  • What can you diagnose on POCUS?
  • When to phone a friend?

16:50-1700
Close

CPD

  • Applied for CPD Points

Cost

  • £90 Early bird offer

  • £100 after 15th January 2024

Faculty

Course Director

Dr Unni Krishnan
Consultant Cardiologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Papworth Hospital

Dr Unni Krishnan is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist (Addenbrooke’s and Royal Papworth Hospitals, Cambridge, UK), specialising in the treatment of coronary artery disease including coronary angioplasty and stenting.

Trained in general and interventional cardiology in Liverpool and Cambridge, in addition to PhD (University of Leicester) and NIHR academic clinical lectureship (University of Cambridge) attracting funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF), investigating molecular mechanisms underlying coronary atherosclerosis.

Enjoys auxiliary role as Affiliated Assistant Professor, University of Cambridge and education lead for post graduate and undergraduate training in cardiology (School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge).

Dr Gregory Mellor

Dr Gregory Mellor
Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Royal Papworth Hospital Cambridge

Dr Gregory Mellor is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist based in Cambridge at the Royal Papworth Hospital. He graduated with his medical degree from the University of Cambridge in 2004 and has practiced as a consultant at Royal Papworth Hospital since 2017.

In 2013, Dr Mellor undertook research in Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome at St George’s, University of London and was awarded a MD (Res) in 2017 for his work. He later completed training in Invasive Electrophysiology and was certified by the European Heart Rhythm Society in 2017.

Dr Mellor has expertise in all areas of general cardiology and treats a wide range of heart rhythm disorders, including catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation and SVT and implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators. Dr Mellor has particular expertise in sports cardiology, including the assessment of athletes with palpitations or collapse and in pre-participation screening of both amateur and professional athletes.

Furthermore, Dr Mellor has expertise in the diagnosis and management of genetic heart conditions with a risk of sudden cardiac arrest.

Dr Sai Bhagra

Dr Sai Bhagra
Consultant cardiologist, Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge

Dr Sai Bhagra is a consultant cardiologist at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. Along with the multi-disciplinary team at UK’s largest heart transplant centre, he is involved in treating patients with advanced heart failure.

Dr Bhagra completed his subspecialty training in advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplantation at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow; Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne and Toronto General Hospital, Toronto.

Dr Bhagra maintains an active research interest and was shortlisted for the Philips Caves Award at the 2015 annual meeting of the International Society of Heart and Lung transplantation (ISHLT). In 2016, he was awarded the Transplant Registry Early Career Award by ISHLT in Washington DC for examining the impact of pre-transplant MCS in the development of allograft vasculopathy.

Yasmin Sultan

Dr Yasmin Sultan
Consultant Emergency Medicine, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Trust

Dr Yasmin Sultan is consultant Emergency Medicine at Addenbrookes, with a past life as both Physician and GP. As such she has an interest in Acute Medicine and in particular Acute Cardiology.

She enjoys teaching and is a Section Editor for the RCEM eLearning website, RCEMlearning.

Dr Rajeev Madan
Consultant Emergency Medicine, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Trust

Dr Rajeev Madan is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Cambridge University Hospital.  Dr Madan has done MD radiology from India and has expertise in radiology and point of care ultrasound. He is also ultrasound TPD for East of England region.

Additional information

Date

13 March 2024

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