The slides we use for local and international talks are provided here for academic use. It would be nice of you to mention the source (or our books) but there is no obligation to do so and feel free to remove any identifiers and to make changes. If you find any errors or have suggestions please let us know. We are not sensitive to constructive criticism and our main goal is to educate so we are appreciative of pointers to enhance our materials.

Preventing Cardiovascular Athletic deaths

This lecture focuses on the causes of athletic deaths and strategies to prevent them.

Jon and Ross’s 2021 lecture on Strategies for Promotion of Cardiorespiratory Health

This lecture outlines strategies for implementing the “forgotten” risk factor in clinical settings.

Pattern Recognition Approach to the ECG

This lecture with examples has been developed to teach medical students and other groups an easy approach to learning electrocardiography. It has evolved over the past 20 years using input from students. The premise is that students now have so much to learn that a practical approach is the best way of teaching them important concepts. It is aimed at answering their consistent question: what do we really need to know?

Prevalence and Prognosis of ECG

All of the classic rest ECG diagnoses such as LVH, Q waves, bundle branch block and PVCs are reviewed and the available epidemiological studies of their prevalence and prognosis are summarized. It helps the clinicain decide what to do when such abnormalities are seen.

“Early Repolarization – Culprit or Innocent Bystander”

Recent studies have suggested that the benign pattern of early repolarization may be associated with athletic deaths. The studies for and against this new concern are presented. Our feeling is that the semantics of this debate are at the heart of the problem and that traditional early repolarization is a benign finding in many young, healthy athletes.

Dr Froelicher’s Ramblings thru his Academic Career

From one DataBase and writing group to another…. Hopefully Leading to New Concepts in Electrocardiography.

The Exercise Test, updated 2020

This lecture has been developed for teaching residents and fellows the applications, performance and interpretation of the standard ECG treadmill test. Questions like “who should be tested?” and “when do we stop the test?” are answered. All of the concepts presented are evidence and guideline based. There is a quiz at the end.

METs, Steps and Fitbits

This lecture provides a comprehensive review of the risk and benefits of exercise. Both physiology and epidemiology are covered.

ECG Screening Young Athletes for SCD

This talk has been given annually to our Fellows and trainees (Cardiology, Sprortsmedicine, Orthopedic surgery)

What is a MET?

This slide set provides the physiology behind the use of METs for exercise assessment and prognostication. The “forgotten” variable is given its due emphasis.

Better Decisions thru Science

This slide series is based on a Scientific American article arguing for the use of evidence based scores for decision making and then applies these concepts to interpretation of exercise test results.

The Case for Exercise Instructions in Clinic

Jon’s latest International Talk.

When is Exercise Too Much?

Jon’s latest on a controversial Topic