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 90
  • Duration 9:43 h
  • Quiz questions 298
  • Concept Pages 23


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 Monisola O. on 18. June 2022 for Heart Failure

Helped to drive in what I’d learnt before. Pictorial representations helped my ability to understand. Questions helped me realize where I had misunderstood and go back to listen again.

easy to follow
By ellie c. on 16. June 2022 for Structure-Function Relationships in the Cardiovascular System

easy to follow and the voice is very clear. useful images are given.

Aortic Disease covered in detailed way.
By Gulbanu S. on 08. June 2022 for Aortic Disease

Great explanation including the gene related morphological changes and brilliantly clinical and pathomechanism by a professor Richard Mitchell. Thank you very much indeed.

By bijou m. on 14. May 2022 for Ischemic Heart Disease

The tutor helps you understanding while putting a smile on your face.