25th Annual Scientific Assembly

ECG in the Emergency Department: Acute Coronary Syndrome and Dysrhythmia


Sunday, March 10, 2019
Forum 20-21


Course Description

The ability to interpret the electrocardiogram (ECG) is a life-saving skill, but ECG training in most specialties only teaches the basics. Through a series of mini-lectures and multiple case-presentations, the speaker will teach the audience an assortment of ECG pearls that will elevate their ability to interpret ECGs to the a significantly higher level, and he will also discuss many of the common pitfalls that can lead to disastrous outcomes. Whether members of the audience are new residency graduates or seasoned physicians, they are going to learn new and useful information that will truly make a difference in patient care and will save lives!

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Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Learning Objectives

1. Identify subtle, commonly overlooked ECG findings that predict acute cardiac ischemia.

2. Distinguish between the various types of AV block and tachydysrhythmias.

3. Identify ECG abnormalities in patients with syncope that predict sudden death.


Course Fee

  • AAEM Member: Early Bird $300 | Late: (after February 6) $400
  • Non-AAEM Member: Early Bird $600 | Late: (after February 6) $700
  • AAEM/RSA Resident Member: Early Bird $25 | Late: (after February 6) $50
  • AAEM/RSA Non-Resident Member: Early Bird $85 | Late: (after February 6) $110


Tentative Course Schedule

Sunday, March 10, 2019


Introduction and Welcome
Amal Mattu, MD FAAEM


Cardiac Ischemia, Mimics, and Confounding Patterns
Amal Mattu, MD FAAEM




Critical Dysrhythmias
William Brady, MD FAAEM


William Brady, MD FAAEM and Amal Mattu, MD FAAEM


Course Director

Amal Mattu, MD FAAEM
Professor and Vice Chair of Education, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD



William Brady, MD FAAEM
Professor of Emergency Medicine & The David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA