Cardiac Physiology
Cardiac Physiology

Cardiac Physiology

by Thad Wilson, PhD

The heart is a powerful organ which performs 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 a unique muscle building are responsible for this.

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

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

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

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 2:15 h
  • Quiz questions 21
  • Topic reviews 4


Your Educators of course Cardiac Physiology

 Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad Wilson is a Professor of Physiology and has been teaching medical students for more than a dozen years at Colleges of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA (Drexel University); Athens, OH (Ohio University), and Indianapolis, IN (Marian University). He has worked extensively developing and improving medical curriculums, as well as serving in leadership roles as a Medical Physiology course director and Organ System team leader. Professor Thad Wilson has been awarded multiple medical school teaching awards and previously was involved in both question writing and question reviewing for national board exams in the health sciences. He currently helps students prepare for medical board exams, in addition to his teaching and scientific pursuits. Professor Thad Wilson has coauthored over 75 peer-reviewed scientific articles as well as a physiology textbook, Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Physiology, which has been translated into four languages and a number of electronic formats.

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By Isabel P. on 22. May 2017 for Pacemaker Potential and Pacemaker Cells – Heart Rate and Electricity

Thank you!! Finally understood this after years of studying it over and over again... I can't believe it was so simple!! Thank you so much!

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By sarah F. on 18. May 2017 for Frank-Starling Curve and Atrial Dynamics – Cardiac Mechanics

I enjoyed the breakdown of each intricate part of the system. I feel that I understand pharmacology better, especially digoxin and its effect on the heart.

Well organized information
By Francesco G. on 22. April 2017 for Cardiac Physiology

Information are organized very well: all concepts that I have studied on my physiology book in some weeks, are here summarized in short lectures that took me an afternoon to go through it. I would strongly recommend it.

Great Lectures
By Jon W. on 08. April 2017 for Cardiac Physiology

Fantastic lectures and course. I am a critical care nurse and like to review these lectures to refresh my knowledge on topics. These lectures are perfect for remembering heart physiology and gaining a better understanding of some of the more difficult concepts.

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