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Self assessment programmes from the ACC

Created by experts in the field, ArrhythmiaSAP features self assessment programmes from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), aimed at providing the information you need to appropriately treat patients with arrhythmias, in a variety of formats.

With information on the latest innovations in the diagnosis, pharmacotherapy and interventional treatments of patients with arrhythmias, it also features education selected from ACC’s portfolio, including:

  • A detailed syllabus text accompanied by high-quality images
  • Dozens of American Board of Internal Medicine-type self-assessment questions so you can practice applying what you’ve learned. Scroll down for a sample question from Arrhythmia SAP plus, its correct answer and a detailed commentary
  • Presentations from experts at ACC’s 2012 Arrhythmias in the Real World course and ACC.13

The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Sample Question

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Figure 1. Abnormal ECG

A 64-year-old man is referred to the clinic for evaluation of an abnormal ECG (see figure 1). His past medical history is significant for hypertension, for which he is treated with lisinopril. He denies cardiac symptomatology. He is active, works full-time as a car salesman, and plays golf regularly.

Which of the following is the next best diagnostic step for this patient?

1.  Echocardiogram

2.  Carotid sinus massage

3.  Blood cultures

4.  Pacemaker

5.  Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

See the correct answer and commentary here:

Published on: June 20, 2013

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