ESICM Academy: browse the CD eModules
Academy eModules are electronic books grouped in categories. They contain updated, peer-reviewed, evidence-based training material. ESICM Academy is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).
If you are an ESICM member, you can access for free all the courses available on the Academy. This month, we bring to your attention all the eModules curated by the CD (Cardiovascular Dynamics) Section.
Acute Myocardial Ischaemia Terminology, Pathophysiology and Recognition
This e-Module reviews, among others, the latest definition, causes and pathophysiology of acute coronary syndrome and how to confirm its diagnosis with the use of contemporary detection strategies.
Arrhythmia Part I-IV
This e-Module will address management of arrhythmias, updated with new anti-arrhythmic drugs and novel techniques such as radiofrequency catheter ablation, with consideration of the circumstances in which the intensivist might consider such options and consultation to cardiology.
Hypertension is one of the most common medical problems, resulting in significant morbidities despite the availability of antihypertensive medications. Appropriate evaluation and management of patients with severe hypertension are important because inadequate or overaggressive therapy can result in adverse consequences.
Hypotension is a common clinical problem and in certain situations, may represent a life-threatening emergency. A logical approach to managing the hypotensive patient is required for those practising within the intensive care unit, acute medical or surgical wards, operating theatres and emergency department.
In recent times there has been increased recognition of the role of RV function in many disease states. In this overview, we will discuss the underlying normal anatomy and physiology of the RV, conditions associated with right ventricular failure (RVF), diagnosis and provide a systematic approach to managing the critically ill patient with RVF.
Left-sided Heart Failure
Acute heart failure (AHF) represents a diverse spectrum of clinical presentations resulting from an array of acute and chronic pathologies that compromise cardiac function. This e-Module will describe the epidemiology and importance of heart failure within ICM and the pathophysiological responses of the failing heart and how these impact the left ventricular pressure-volume loop.
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