Cardiac Physiology
Cardiac Physiology

Cardiac Physiology

by Thad Wilson, PhD

Cardiac physiology describes the processes required to maintain the pumping function of the heart. The immediate sustenance of life requires the heart to pump blood continuously from the moment of its differentiation in the womb. There are a multiplicity of biophysical principles that allow for the conduction of action potentials and contractility of muscle fibers.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the basic concepts of bioelectrical current generation and conduction; the electrocardiogram and the principles behind the generation of its tracing; the cardiac cycle and all the events that take place synchronously during its phases; and finally the basic principles of cardiac mechanics.

For optimal comprehension, the student must have a preliminary understanding of molecular and cellular biology, emphasizing biochemistry, the histology of cardiac tissue, and the physiology of bioelectrical conduction. The parallel study of the anatomy of the heart is encouraged.

Course Details

  • Videos 26
  • Duration 2:20 h
  • Quiz questions 71
  • Concept Pages 9


Your Educators of course Cardiac Physiology

 Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad Wilson, PhD

Dr. Thad E. Wilson is a Professor and Director of Education in the Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, USA.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Not only is he an experienced lecturer with many years of teaching experience, but he has also developed and improved medical curriculums, and served in leadership roles directing Medical Physiology and various organ system courses.
Due to his achievements, Dr. Wilson has been awarded multiple institutional and national medical school teaching awards.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Wilson teaches courses on Physiology.

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Solid learning!
By Alejandro M. on 13. January 2024 for Afterload – Cardiac Mechanics

Everything was incredible, But I think one of the question has two correct answers Anyway with a increase afterload the SV decrease and ESV increase and the preoload increase too.

Videos are simple to understand
By Alan Eduardo A. on 14. September 2022 for Cardiac Physiology

I enjoy the simplicity they present the topics with. Definitely worth watching before the class for a better understanding.

Topic made easy
By AMIT G. on 26. April 2022 for Cardiac Physiology

Thad is awesome He made the subject so easy. The way he explains the concept is excellent and makes any topic easy to understand.

By Rowland U. on 22. February 2022 for Cardiac Physiology

Good job.. Great tutor.. I really enjoyed your teachings... Thanks