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Course description: 

Pathogenesis of cardiac disorders is described, along with the anatomy and physiology affected. Disorders covered include pericardial disorders, ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, and congestive heart failure.



Course objectives: 

After studying the information presented, the reader should be able to:

  • Describe the pathogenesis of pericarditis, pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade.
  • Describe the pathogenesis of ischemic heart disease and correlate a specific coronary lesion with each of the three principal classes of angina.
  • Explain the pathogenesis of acute myocardial infarction. List sequelae attributed to myocardial infarction, distinguishing those that could result in sudden cardiac death.
  • Name and describe three principal valvular lesions, including hemodynamic consequences associated with each.
  • Describe the pathogenesis of rheumatic fever and its role in valvular heart disease.
  • Describe the pathogenesis of infective endocarditis, and list conditions that predispose a patient to risk.
  • Explain the pathogenesis of heart failure, distinguishing systolic from diastolic dysfunction, and symptoms of left versus right side failure.
Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning


  • English

Course author(s): 

Sinclair Community College

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