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 70
  • 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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By Nikolas T. on 19. June 2019 for Para- and Sympathetic Control of the Heart Rate – Heart Rate and Electricity

To update: the receptors of the heart plus their Gs/Gi binding could be mentioned in the presentation

By Ali A. on 13. June 2019 for Heart Rate Ranges and Gap Junction Channels – Heart Rate and Electricity

It has always been a joyful experience to watch your lectures, Dr. Wilson. One of the main reasons I love Lecturio is having excellent lecturers like you! Thank you.

Helpful. Easy to understand.
By Alexander C. on 01. June 2019 for Mean Electrical Axis and Determining Axis on ECG – Electrocardiogram

Helps to understand the basics of ECG. More videos on abnormal ECG would be of great use.

No words to describe the perfectness of Thad wilson
By Neuer N. on 21. May 2019 for Cardiac Physiology

The cardio lectures with Thad wilson is so amazing and intresting but one thing i need to clarify is that it should be better to show the answer of all those questions which was asked by the students on a lectures so that i can help also