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The ECG in ischaemia

The ECG in ischaemia

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Time to Complete

1.00 hour


March 14, 2017


May 2, 2018

Programme Description

In part four of a series on ECG interpretation, Dr Sayan Sen and Dr Ravi Assomull discuss the ECG in ischaemia. Learning points for GPs include the application of a 10-step system for assessing ECGs, ensuring that important clinical features are not missed. This module includes a 2-question test of ECG interpretation.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, GPs and nurses should be better able to:
  • Apply a 10-step system for ECG interpretation
  • Define a pathological Q wave
  • List causes of ST elevation, ST depression and T wave inversion
  • Understand how to localise ischaemia
  • Readers' comments

    ‘Excellent learning.'

    ‘Very practical.'


    Activity and test authors
    Dr Sayan Sen
    Consultant cardiologist
    Hammersmith Hospital

    Dr Ravi Assomull
    Consultant cardiologist
    London Northwest Healthcare NHS Trust &
    Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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