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 oğuz k. on 26. November 2019 for Cardiac Physiology

They make it really easy to understand even the hardest subjects

By george h. on 24. October 2019 for Mean Electrical Axis and Determining Axis on ECG – Electrocardiogram

complicated, i studied it much easier in different location than here

By Huynh T. on 20. October 2019 for Cardiac Physiology

Review Easy to memorize but didn t dive deep Not enough question for recal memory Should have connection with flashcard, visualize

ECG needs work
By Simarbeer S. on 06. August 2019 for Cardiac Physiology

I checked the entire ECG / EKG lectures and they confused me more than they helped. The article 7 steps was a good start in my opinion but a video lecture of someone walking me through the steps would be better. The lectures don't cover how one should go about reading the ECG and what to infer from the data provided. This would come in handy to read them not just for the step exams but the clinical rotations as well so maybe add or change them up. ECG in Boards and Beyond could be looked at as good example for that in my opinion.