Cardiovascular Pathology
Cardiovascular Pathology

Cardiovascular Pathology

by Carlo Raj, MD, Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

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 90
  • Duration 9:41 h
  • Quiz questions 297
  • Concept Pages 84


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, PhD

Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

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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Cardiac Patho
By Zohra D. on 08. May 2024 for Cardiac Pathology: Overview

best explanation of cardiac pathology. Thank you Dr Mitchell for explaining the foundation of cardiac patho.

Heart Failure Patho simplified
By Zohra D. on 08. May 2024 for Heart Failure: Pathophysiology

Such a great framework and categorization of heart failure pathology. Thank you Dr. Mitchell for your vision and explanation.

Heart Failure Intro
By Zohra D. on 08. May 2024 for Heart Failure: Introduction

A comprehensive yet simple overview of cardiac pathology provides a framework of thought and content. Dr. Mitchell has done a wonderful job of this. Thank you

Great Lecture and Illustration
By Aderonke I. on 18. November 2023 for Pathogenesis and Clinical Features – Rheumatic Heart Disease

Dr. Mitchell is awesome! The fish mouth description made me laugh but I will never forget what it means lol. Thank you!