Hot Topic 8: Cardiology – The Heart and the Mind
(Approved by CPsychI for 1 External or Internal CPD credit)
This module aims to discuss the current knowledge of the relationship between cardio-vascular disease and psychiatric disorders, and to present practical information for psychiatrists around the recognition of risk factors, symptoms, and signs of common cardio-vascular disorders in psychiatric patients, and in particular the associated ECG changes.
1. To understand the relationship between psychiatric disorders and cardio-vascular disorders
2. To recognise the risk of heart disease in psychiatric patients
3. To identify the changes on ECG that indicate cardio-vascular disorder in psychiatric patients