Cardiology Essentials Course

Cardiology Essentials Course offers comprehensive cardiology training on all of the common cardiac problems that trainee and consultant doctors may face in AMU, the Emergency Department or on the wards.

In the morning, the course will cover many of the common emergency cardiac presentations, such as chest pain, arrhythmias, and acute heart failure.

In the afternoon, the course will cover the typical cardiac conundrums, such as syncope and palpitations. The sessions will help answer common dilemmas around when to reassure, when to refer and when to admit.

Cardiology Essentials Course will offer guidance on both the common and complex complex presentations the consequences of which can range from troublesome to the life-threatening.

In some cases, immediate recognition of the problem is necessary to deal effectively with the patient – and this cardiology training will support doctors in making those decisions.

By the end of the day, delegates will feel far more confident in dealing with cardiac presentations. Through highly interactive sessions, our highly experienced Cardiology Consultants will offer clear, practical training for doctors of all grades.

The training will be particularly relevant for doctors working in Acute Medicine, Emergency Medicine and General Medicine.

We will be scheduling a course for 2019 shortly – please register your interest in attending by emailing






9.20am-10.05am Acute Chest Pain Dr Unni Krishnan (confirmed)

This session will cover how to assess and manage one of the most common cardiac presentations. Is the acute chest pain cardiac in origin or not? That is the key challenge and the speaker will leave you with no doubts on this issue.

10.05am-10.50am Arrhythmias – tachycardia and bradycardia Dr Greg Mellor (confirmed)

Arrhythmias are a frequent presentation at the front door. While, in some cases, the patient merely needs reassurance, others can be life threatening. This session will help delegates to identify those – particularly tachycardia and bradycardia – that require immediate recognition and management.

10.50am-11.15am Resuscitation update Dr James Cranley (confirmed)

Trainees are heavily involved in peri-arrest and arrested patients and should be up-to-date with resuscitation guidance. A brief update in resuscitation will be discussed with regards to the UK Resus Council Guidelines. Inter-osseus access will be discussed as well as DNACPR guidance and law that surround MCA. The latter proves to be a challenge not just for trainees but consultants alike.

11.30-12.15pm Acute HF and Cardiogenic Shock Dr Darshan Brahmhbhatt (confirmed)

This session will boost the confidence of delegates when tackling one of the most worrying presentations on medical wards. Nitrates, inotropes and diuretics – where do they all fit in when managing acute HF and cardiogenic shock? The speaker will answer these dilemmas.

12.15pm-1pm Palpitations – who to refer Dr Greg Mellor (confirmed)

The speaker will provide an update on atrial fibrillation. The session will also cover diagnostic and management strategies for arrhythmias.



1.30pm-2.15pm Chronic Heart Failure Update Dr Catriona Bhagra (confirmed)

The presentation of chronic heart failure is still incredibly common, and is still incredibly difficult to manage. This session will cover how to tackle a cardiac condition with a prognosis worse than many cancers.

2.15pm-3.00pm Syncope – who to refer Dr Simon Fynn (confirmed)

This session will help the delegate distinguish simple faints from life-threatening collapse. The speaker will cover the differential diagnosis of ‘collapse ? cause’, identifying those that require prompt referral to cardiology. Correct ECG interpretation is crucial to managing these patients properly, and Dr Fynn will cover this in detail.

3.15pm-4pm ECG Refresher Session Dr Simon Fynn (confirmed)

Using real-life ECGs, this session will improve the confidence of delegates when interpreting electrocardiograms.

4pm-4.35pm The Big ECG Quiz – fingers on buzzers Dr Simon Fynn (confirmed)



Delegate Feedback

Brilliant course – very interactive and engaging.

CMT, London

Fantastic – interesting and passionate speakers.

ST4, Birmingham