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”.
Last Wednesday, January 27 The Hospiten Group held an electrocardiogram workshop for some fifty medical professionals from various specialties, among which were internists, primary care and emergency physicians, 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 Estepona Arrhythmia Unit, Dr. Pedro Brugada, who is in 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.