The cardiovascular system is among the most studied and fascinating systems in the human body and has also been the subject of metaphysical speculation through centuries. The cardiovascular system is responsible for the continuous and closed circulation of blood through all tissues for the exchange of gases and metabolic byproducts. Accordingly, it is composed of two major components to fulfill this goal: the heart and blood vessels.
In this course, the student will be taken through the basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, followed by the methods of assessment of cardiovascular function and its pharmacology. For optimal comprehension, the student should be familiar with the basic anatomy of the heart and major blood vessels, the principles of action potentials and conduction of bioelectricity, and the effects of the autonomic nervous system on cardiovascular physiology.
Cardiovascular disease is a major public health concern in the western world, and its associated morbidity can severely impair the functionality and quality of life of affected individuals. A good clinician should be able to identify the most common signs and symptoms associated with cardiac anomalies and also be proficient in analyzing ECG tracings. Coronary artery disease and conduction abnormalities are of special interest to general practitioners and ER physicians. For students, the importance of these aspects cannot be understated.
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Dr Alpert explains the introduction to ECG in a fun way. He can connect with the students even online. I like how he demonstrates atrial fibrillation like he's rapping. Will definitely remember that one.
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