ECG Interpretation

27th May 2015.  
Carmelo Sgarlata, University of Pavia and Collegio A Volta.

The third seminar of the series Practical Medical Skills aimed primarily at College medical undergraduates will focus on the applications of ultrasounds in Medicine and will take place in the College Lecture Theatre at 6.30 pm on May 27th. The poster of the series can be downloaded here.

Electrocardiography consists in the recording of the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed on the skin and translates the heart's electrical activity into line tracings on paper. EKG it's fundamental in the study of the electrical activity of the heart and a systematic approach to reading EKGs it's mandatory to use in the best way the great EKG's diagnostic possibility. In a standard EKG 12 lead ECG electrodes are placed on the patient's limbs and on the chest. The heart's electrical potential is then measured from twelve different angles  called leads and is recorded.

Carmelo Sgarlata is a resident in geriatric medicine at the University of Pavia. His work is focused on the treatment and study of diseases of the elderly with particular regard to cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease.  He has also a great interest in the use of Ultrasound in Internal Medicine. He is the author of more than 50 scientific publications on national and international journals and speaker at various conferences of national importance.


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