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Cardiac Fundamentals for the Professional RT (CE ARRT) 2019

Course Format: Online Video
Course Credit Type: CE ARRT
Course Credit: 1.00
Rewards Points Earned: 25
Course Category: *Imaging, Radiology, **Self-Study/On-Demand
Course Cost: $17.99
Mobile Friendly: Yes
Course Release Date: March 11, 2019
Course Expiration Date: March 11, 2021
Program Summary: Cadaver heart images combined with graphic cardiac images are used to depict critical and functional heart anatomy and physiology. The “What Happens When” segment stresses the correlation of the cardiac cycle with the electrical conduction system of the heart. Prospective and retrospective gating are defined and explained as they apply to cardiac CTA and the ECG.

Objectives:
With 80% proficiency, as a result of this activity, participants will learn the following:
  • The anatomy & physiology of the heart as it relates to the ECG;
  • The electrical conduction system of the heart as it relates to the ECG; and,
  • Prospective & retrospective gating as it relates to the ECG.

Lecture Outline:
  • Cardiac & Mediastinal Anatomy
  • Cardiac anatomy
    • Gross cardiac anatomy
    • Chambers
    • Vascularity
  • Cardiac physiology
    • The inner workings of “The Pump”
    • Right heart function
    • Left heart function
  • The electrocardiogram defined
    • Relating waves to cardiac functionality
  • Imaging the heart
    • Prospective gating
    • Retrospective gating


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