Understanding ST Segments and Myocardial Ischemia

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  • Lectures
    2 Videos
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    57 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Cardiovascular diseases are an important public health issue and one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality. Among many cardiovascular diseases, myocardial ischemia causes serious concerns. It is generally caused by an imbalance between myocardial oxygen supply and demand leading to cardiac dysfunctions, arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, and sudden death. read more »»

Globally, one-third of cardiovascular-related deaths are due to myocardial ischemia. It has become a common cardiovascular disease due to changing lifestyles in the population. The variations in ECG in specific ST segment can help in early diagnosis of cardiac events and their adverse effects. Myocardial ischemia is an emergency situation and health care providers should be able to promptly diagnose and manage this situation.

This course discusses the definition, etiology, prevalence, and diagnosis of myocardial ischemia. It also discusses the importance of ST-segment, changes in ECG in NSTEMI and STEMI, the importance of ECG, and other diagnostic aids in diagnosing myocardial infarction, etc.

Who should attend?
All Healthcare personnel, such as

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Paramedical Staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • What is myocardial ischemia
  • Etiology, prevalence, diagnosis.
  • Importance of ST segment
  • Changes in ECG in NSTEMI and STEMI
  • How to diagnose myocardial ischemia.
  • Importance of ECG and other diagnostic aids in diagnosing myocardial infarction


Dr. Jerry W. Jones

CEO and Principal Instructor
Board-certified emergency physician, author, speaker, instructor, and internationally-recognized expert in electrocardiography.


Medicus of Houston was established by Jerry W. Jones, MD FACEP FAAEM – a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine who has practiced internal medicine and emergency medicine for over 40 years. Dr. Jones is a graduate of Tulane University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After a residency in internal medicine, he became one of the first full-time emergency physicians – even before emergency medicine residencies and board certification.

Dr. Jones has been on the teaching faculties of the University of Oklahoma and The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is a published author who has also been featured in the New York Times and the Annals of Emergency Medicine for his work in the developing field of telemedicine. In addition, Dr. Jones is also a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and a member of the European Society of Emergency Medicine.

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