Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Verona)

Pulmonary, Cardiovascular and Gastroenterological Rheabilitation - CARDIOLOGIA

Course code
4S000132
Name of lecturer
Flavio Luciano Ribichini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/11 - CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
FISIO VR 3^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE dal Oct 2, 2017 al Nov 10, 2017.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Objectives:

To learn about the interactions of cardiovascular anatomy and function.

Bases of cardiovascular pathology and the most commonly used cardiovascular active drugs.

To be able to understand the most common cardiovascular diseases present on patients addressed to a rehabilitation program, and to be able to interpret cardiovascular diagnostic examinations.

Expected bases:
The student should be confident with the bases of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology.

Syllabus

Course table of contents

Chapter 1
Anatomy of the heart and vessels

Chapter 2
Cardiovascular physiology, and bases of hemodynamics
The cardiac cycle
Bases of electrocardiography
Pulmonary gas exchange
Tissue perfusion
Adaptation to stress and heart valve disorders

Chapter 3
Diagnostic techniques based on physiopathology
Electrocardiogram, stress test and Holter-loop recorder
Chest X-ray and CT scan
Echocardiogram
SPECT
Angiography and heart catheterization

Chapter 4
Ischemic heart disease
Epidemiology and risk factors
Atherosclerosis and chronic coronary artery disease
Acute coronary syndromes
Acute myocardial infarction
Myocardial revascularization techniques

Chapter 5
Syncope and arrhythmias
Syncope
Strokes
Brady and tachy arrhythmias

Chapter 6
Heart failure, heart valve disease and cardiomyopathies
Cardiac dyspnea
Right and left heart failure
Cardiomyopathies
Valve heart disease

Chapter 7
Cardio-active drugs
Anti-ischemic drugs
Anti-hypertensive agents
Anti-arrhythmic drugs
Anti-platelet agents and anti-coagulants
Statins


Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Fauci, Braunwald, Kasper, Houser, Longo, Jameson, Loscalzo Harrison Practice. Cardiologia McGraw-Hill Education 2012 8808185494

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral questions
Written text
Multiple choice questions

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018






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