Cardiovascular Pathology
Cardiovascular Pathology

Cardiovascular Pathology

by Carlo Raj, MD, Richard Mitchell, MD

Cardiovascular pathology refers to the study of diseases affecting the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular disease is one of the most important public health concerns in the Western world, and its associated morbidity can severely impair the function and quality of life of affected individuals.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the pathophysiologies of hypertension, atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease and pathological heart sounds, congestive heart failure, diseases of the pericardium, and arrhythmias.

For optimal comprehension, the student will be required to have previous knowledge of molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, cardiovascular and respiratory anatomy, and physiology.

Dysfunction of the cardiac pump can manifest in several ways depending on the underlying cause. Respiratory signs and symptoms are common examples, being the results of poor cardiac performance and/or inadequate oxygenation of blood. Reduction of the lumen diameter of vessels is manifested as acute coronary syndrome, with symptoms of claudication, pain, and paresthesia, among others.

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 for general practitioners and ER physicians. For students, their importance cannot be understated.

Course Details

  • Videos 115
  • Duration 10:01 h
  • Quiz questions 382
  • Concept Pages 58


Your Educators of course Cardiovascular Pathology

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

 Richard Mitchell, MD

Richard Mitchell, MD

Dr. Richard N. Mitchell is the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, USA.
He obtained his PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from Rockefeller University in 1980, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1984. Currently, he is Program Director of the Health Sciences and Technology Education and Curriculum at Harvard Medical School.
Due to his achievements, he earned the ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award in 2013.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Mitchell teaches courses on Pathology.

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By Jenisha S. on 17. January 2022 for Cardiovascular Pathology

Easy to learn and it's free to download so affordable for students

By Nikita T. on 13. January 2022 for Pericardial Effusion and Cardiac Tamponade: Pulsus Paradoxus

Just amazing!!! Dr Raj is great teacher and really cool man!

Very good and to the point course regarding atrial fibrillation.
By Lan d. on 22. December 2021 for Arrhythmias

Dr. Raj is very good. He is a bit fast and I sometime have a difficult time to clearly hear him. Your price range is a bit too high for retired people like me who would like to learn practical things like the EKG, endocrine system etc… just enough to better understand our doctors if and when we have a health condition.

Great! especially if you already have a rough idea
By Mohamed Akib L. on 09. December 2021 for Valvular Heart Disease

SubhanAllah. Great however it is much easier to understand after going through the main points beforehand like a powerpoint slide or brief summaries, before proceeding with this series. Explained by a very good professor.