84678 - Cardiovascular System Pathophysiology-

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Acquires knowledge and ability to understand Doppler ultrasound diagnostic methods.

Course contents

Cardiological diagnostics: instrumental examinations in cardiology (ECG, stress test, ultrasound, scintigraphy, angiography, magnetic resonance imaging, new endovascular imaging techniques) indications for their use and limits of these techniques. Nursing assistance with diagnostic tests (basal and dynamic ECG, stress test, myocardial scintigraphy, echocardiography). Nursing care in the hemodynamics room and in the electrophysiology room.
Atherosclerosis and atherothrombosis: pathogenesis, cardiovascular risck factors, clinical events,

Pulmonary embolism, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary disease.

Deep vein thrombosis

Coronary syndromes: Pathophysiology of stable angina and acute coronary syndromes. Clinic: stable angina and acute coronary syndromes. Therapy principles: stable angina and acute coronary syndromes.

Notes on Doppler ultrasonology methods in cardiovascular diseases

Cerebrovascular disease

Cardiovascular emergency managemen
t: tasks and priorities of nursing staff in cardiovascular emergencies


Harrison: Internal Medicine
Only the topics discussed.

Teaching methods

frontal teaching method

Assessment methods

Written exam or oral exam to be defined with the other teachers of the course

Teaching tools

projector, PC, overhead projector

Office hours

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