Mayo Clinic Electrophysiology Online Board Review course is designed for fellows and physicians who are within two years of their next board or recertification exam. This comprehensive online course will give you an adaptive online learning curriculum that will save study time, give you confidence to pass the exam, and most importantly enable you to bring the most current medical knowledge back to your daily practice.
The Electrophysiology Online Board Review course will provide the cardiologist and electrophysiologist with an overview of all aspects of cardiovascular electrophysiology. Experts in each field will give in-depth didactics on state-of-the-art subjects in electrophysiology and device therapy. In addition, updates on the latest knowledge and advances in electrophysiology are also integrated into the course for the practicing electrophysiologist wishing to review and update. The full spectrum of electrophysiology practice will be reviewed ranging from basic arrhythmia mechanisms and pharmacology to catheter diagnosis and therapy and device-based treatments. This includes topics reviewing maneuvers for arrhythmia diagnosis in the electrophysiology laboratory and ablation of atrial fibrillation.
Course Learning Objectives
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Describe the molecular basis of the action potential of the human heart;
- Identify the EP characteristics of cardiac impulse propagation including anisotropy, cable theory, and spiral/scroll conduction;
- Distinguish the clinical principles and theory of defibrillation and cardiac resynchronization;
- Recognize the pharmacokinetic properties of antiarrhythmic drugs, including use dependence;
- Recognize and describe the basic mechanisms of common LQTS, Brugada, short-QT, and J-wave syndromes;
- Diagnose cardioinhibitory, vasodepressor, and vasovagal syncope syndromes and manage patients appropriately;
- Formulate management approaches to the arrhythmia syndromes in congenital heart disease, sarcoid, and ARVD;
- Apply 3-D mapping techniques to distinguish between reentrant vs. focal mechanisms of VT;
- Develop evidence-based approaches for atrial fibrillation ablation;
- Select and appropriately utilize maneuvers to differentiate AVNRT from JT and ORT in the EP lab;
- Select effective clinical management and ablation approaches to outflow tract ventricular tachycardias (VTs).
This course is intended for cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiovascular fellows, electrophysiology fellows, and all practitioners involved in the care of complex arrhythmia patients in the outpatient and laboratory settings.