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 74
  • Articles 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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Very good presentation.
By Dr Glenn G. on 18. September 2017 for Cardiac Physiology

This is an excellent review and update of cardiac physiology.

Makes it easier to understand
By Hernán T. on 20. June 2017 for Cardiac Physiology

Very good course, it helps you to understand better the way the heart works by simplifying the contents.

Finally I got it
By Linn F. on 30. May 2017 for Cardiac Physiology

I've been through almost the whole course, and I found it extremely helpful!

A little unclear
By Linn F. on 29. May 2017 for Myocyte Conduction Pathway and Atriventricular Block (AV) – Heart Rate and Electricity

I've been watching through and writing notes your videos til this one (thank you so much for making this easy and understandable while staying on a detailed level that I need for my exams) BUT there's something that wasn't that clear to me. What did you mean on the slide about type 2, where you mentioned Mobitz? Sentence nr2 of the 3 didn't make much sense to me.

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