Cardiac Physiology
Cardiac Physiology

Cardiac Physiology

by Thad Wilson, PhD

The heart is a powerful organ which performs around its service around the clock. Did you know that it pumps 7000 liters of blood throughout the body—every day? The autonomous control of the heart and unique muscle structure are responsible for this.

In this course, Prof. Thad Wilson will provide you with a basic understanding of heart mechanics. You will discover the heart's role as the center of blood circulation.

Learn more about the ECG, how to interpret the results, and how to choose treatments accordingly. Deepen your knowledge of heart sounds and heart pressure. Other topics covered are:

  • Frank-Starling curve
  • Membrane potential
  • Heart rate ranges and gap junction channels
  • Inotropism

You will further have the chance to deepen your knowledge with the help of the corresponding download material and challenge yourself by answering quiz questions.

Start learning online and prepare yourself for your exams—with Prof. Thad Wilson and Lecturio!

Course Details

  • Videos 26
  • Duration 2:20 h
  • Quiz questions 68
  • Articles 3


Your Educators of course Cardiac Physiology

 Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad E. Wilson is a Professor and Director of Education in the Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He has been teaching medical students for more than 15 years at Colleges of Medicine in the USA: Philadelphia, PA (Drexel University); Athens, OH (Ohio University), Indianapolis, IN (Marian University), and now Lexington, KY (University of Kentucky). He has worked extensively developing and improving medical curriculums, as well as serving in leadership roles directing Medical Physiology and various organ system courses. Professor Thad Wilson has been awarded multiple institutional and national medical school teaching awards and previously was involved in both question writing and question reviewing for national board exams in the health sciences. Professor Thad Wilson has coauthored >85 peer-reviewed scientific and educational articles as well as a physiology textbook, Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Physiology, which has been translated into seven languages, is in several electronic formats, and is currently in the 2nd edition.

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By Pedro G. on 16. September 2020 for Cardiac Physiology

Los vídeos resumen muy bien la información lo cual hace que la información sea muy fácil de entender y como los vídeos van en serie lo hace mucho mejor.

Excellent course with an excellent teacher
By rohit j. on 28. July 2020 for Cardiac Physiology

The course was concise and easy to understand with a wide range of illustrations and examples. This made learning extremely fun and easy

Excellent lecturer
By Emilio L. on 28. June 2020 for Ectopic Foci and Abnormal Conduction – Heart Rate and Electricity

I like professor Thad's lectures. He explains a little bit slow but is great because for non-english native speakers is good for understand the main concept of the lecture

Nervous system effects on heart understood
By Rufaro M. on 24. May 2020 for Para- and Sympathetic Control of the Heart Rate – Heart Rate and Electricity

I never understood this completely until now. Thank you Notes are short and straight to the point