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120 primary care physicians are trained in the interpretation of electrocardiogram

Posted on 12-04-2016

The director of the Hospiten Estepona Arrhythmia Unit; Dr. Pedro Brugada, states “the greatest advantages of this tool are the immediacy of performing the test and the low cost of such an excellent diagnostic tool”.

Estepona, April 11 2016. Last Friday, April 8 the Hospiten Group and Esteve Laboratories held an electrocardiogram workshop for some 120 primary care physicians at the Jose Carlos Garcia Restaurant in Malaga with the aim of fomenting the correct use and interpretation of the technique by means of strict systematic analysis of the data and understanding of electrocardiogram patterns.

The director of the Hospiten Arrhythmia Unit, Dr. Pedro Brugada, who is charge of the course, explains that, “the electrocardiogram is a tremendously useful, easily accessible tool which helps evaluate patients, facilitate diagnosis and treatment and establish the prognosis of the patient”. Furthermore, he points out that the greatest advantages of this tool are the immediacy of performing the test and the low cost of such an excellent diagnostic tool”.

On the other hand, Dr. Brugada says the relevance of the course lies in the need for continued education enabling physicians to recognize the different morphologies of a normal or pathological electrocardiogram, in addition to the different evolutionary variants in other diseases”.

The training course took the form of small groups of specialists working together to allow fluid, constant interaction on different cases and clinical practice of the main diseases in the field of cardiology. Drs. Antonio Ramirez Moreno, Juan Ramon Siles Rubio and Patricia Fernandez Garcia, members of the Hospiten Estepona Cardiology Service, participated as speakers at the workshop. 

Pedro Brugada qualified in medicine at the University of Barcelona and lectures in cardiology at the University of Limburg in Maastricht. Furthermore, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and was one of the discoverers of ‘Brugada Syndrome’, named after the doctor himself in recognition of his scientific work in classifying hereditary arrhythmias causing sudden death. At present, he directs the Cardiovascular Division at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and at the Hospiten Estepona Arrhythmia Unit.

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