Emergency Cardiology Conundrums

Wednesday, 21 September 2022
08:00 – 16:30

Course Fee

  • Organizing Society Member (AAEM, MAEM): $335
  • Non-Member: $380

Course Description

Patients that present to the emergency department (ED) with acute cardiac conditions are high risk for misdiagnosis and high risk for decompensation. But, standards of care and optimal practice recommendations are constantly changing, making it difficult to keep practicing in a cutting edge manner.

In this course, the speakers will sort through the latest literature and discuss optimal care of many high-risk cardiac conditions that are frequently encountered in the ED. Specific attention will be paid to some common confusing and controversial topics in emergency medicine. By the end of the course, attendees will have gained a greater level of comfort in caring for these high-risk patients in the ED!

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the course, each participant should be able to:

  1. Understand some of the newest concepts in management of patients in cardiac arrest.
  2. Be able to describe some of the recent advances in the diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndrome.
  3. Describe some of the cardiac complications associated with COVID-19.

Target Audience

AAny health care provider interested in improving their ECG interpretation skills in the acute care setting (for example, emergency medicine physicians, primary care physicians, hospital-based physicians, physician assistants, emergency and telemetry nurses, and paramedics).

Course Prerequisite

Attendees should have at least a basic knowledge of ECG interpretation in order to maximize their learning from this course.

Course Agenda*

*subject to change

Time Topic Faculty
08:00 - 08:10 Registration and Introduction William Brady and George Glass
08:10 - 09:00 Wide Complex Tachycardia: Diagnosis and Management William Brady
09:00 - 09:30 Pulmonary Embolism in Children Lisa Mills
09:30 - 10:00 Making the Diagnosis of an Elusive Entity, Viral Myocarditis Amita Sudhir
10:00 - 10:20 Break  
10:20 - 11:00 Approach to Hypertension in the Emergency Department Mark Langdorf
11:00 - 11:20 Cardiac Arrest in the Adult Robert O’Connor
11:20 – 12:00 ECG Recognition, Risk Assessment, & Management of Hyperkalemia William Brady
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 - 13:30 The Crashing PE Patient Ken Butler
13:30 - 14:00 Non-STEMI Urgent Reperfusion Indications George Glass
14:00 - 14:40 Diagnosis and Management of Right Ventricular Failure Ken Butler
14:40 - 15:00 Break  
15:00 - 15:30 Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Josh Easter
15:30 - 16:00 Management of Acute Heart Failure in the Emergency Department George Glass
16:00 - 16:30 Torsade de Pointes Susan Torrey
16:30 Closing William Brady and George Glass



Course Director(s)

William J. Brady, MD FAAEM
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine (Cardiovascular); Department of Emergency Medicine; Chair, Resuscitation Committee, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

George F. Glass, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Course Faculty

Kenneth Butler, DO FACEP
Associate Residency Director, University of Maryland, Crownsville, MD, United States

Joshua Easter, MD MSc
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Mark Langdorf, MD MHPE FAAEM
Professor, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, CA, United States

Lisa Mills, MD FAAEM
Director EM Ultrasound, University of California - Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, United States

Robert O’Connor, MD MPH
Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Amita Sudhir, MD FAAEM
University of Virginia Health System, Department of Emergency Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Susan Torrey, MD FAAEM FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, United States

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Important Dates

29 August 2022
Early Registration Deadline

12 September 2022
Housing Closes

21 September 2022
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