EKG Myocardial Ischemia & Infarction (3.5 CME Credits)
EKG Myocardial Ischemia & Infarction (3.5 CME Credits)
  • Purchase includes:
    • 12-month online access to all course material
    • 3.5 CME credits and certificate upon completing course requirements
  • Course instructor: Anthony Kashou, MD (The EKG Guy)
  • Course overview: EKG Myocardial Ischemia & Infarction is an accredited course designed for those with a basic level of understanding of the EKG, or completed our EKG Basics course, and for those interested in a refresher in understanding ischemic heart disease, identifying ischemic findings on the EKG, as well as advanced topics such as localizing coronary artery occlusions based on the EKG and conduction defects expected in various myocardial infarctions. It is comprised of 26 lessons with corresponding videos and abundant practice material to master all topics along the way. Course objectives are described below.
  • Target audience: This activity is appropriate for all healthcare providers interested in learning more about ECG interpretation, especially ECG technicians, physicians, and allied health staff among others.
  • Credit and certificate requirements:
    • Complete pre-course assessment
    • Complete all 26 lesson videos and corresponding practice material
    • Successfully pass post-course assessment
    • Complete course evaluation
Joint Accreditation ImageAccreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and The EKG Guy.  Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit statement: 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Course Objectives

  1. Recall the normal cardiac anatomy and distribution of myocardial blood flow.
  2. Recall the definition and underlying pathophysiology of myocardial ischemia and infarction.
  3. Describe the difference between stable angina, unstable angina, non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), and ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).
  4. Describe ST-segment and T wave changes suggestive of myocardial ischemia.
  5. Describe the ECG findings necessary to fulfill STEMI criteria.
  6. Identify myocardial ischemia and injury on a standard 12-lead ECG.
  7. Describe and identify the findings of non-STEMI equivalent patterns (eg, Wellens' syndrome, de Winter's sign) on a standard 12-lead ECG.
  8. Localize myocardial injury to various regions of the heart.
  9. Describe the what is meant by coronary artery dominance.
  10. Describe the left ventricular anatomy and vascular supply.
  11. Identify the culprit coronary artery in myocardial ischemia based on a standard 12-lead ECG.
  12. Define Prinzmetal's angina and its associated ECG findings.
  13. Recall the coronary arteries that supply various components of the heart's electrical conduction system.
  14. Describe and identify the findings associated with myocardial ischemia in the setting of left bundle branch block or a ventricular-paced rhythm.
  15. Describe the conduction defects associated with myocardial infarction involving various regions.
Additonal Course Information
  • Disclosure summary: As a provider accredited by Joint Accreditation Interprofessional Continuing Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course Director(s), Planning Committee Members, Faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty also will disclose any off label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation. Disclosure of these relevant financial relationships will be published in activity materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation.
  • Relevant financial relationship(s) with industry: None.
  • No relevant financial relationship(s) with industry: Anthony Kashou, M.D.
  • References to off-label and/or investigational usage(s) of pharmaceuticals or instruments in their presentation: None.
  • Disclaimer: Participation in this educational activity does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course. You should be aware that substantive developments in the medical field covered by this recording may have occurred since the date of original release.
  • Prerequisites for participation: There are no prerequisites needed prior to participating in this education activity.
  • Method of participation: Participation in this activity consists of reviewing the educational material, completing the learner assessment, and course evaluation.
  • Release date: 01/01/2021
  • Expiration date: 12/31/2023
  • Acknowledgement of Commercial Support: No commercial support was received in the production of this activity.
  • Bibliographic Resources: Bibliographic resources are provided within the activity.
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Anthony Kashou, MD