Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Pathophysiological, clinical and therapeutics approach to cardiovascular risk  (Corso Elettivo)

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Name of lecturer
Anna Maria Fratta Pasini
Anna Maria Fratta Pasini
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2° semestre 1°- 5° anno dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 29, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Since it is known that cardiovascular disease has a multifactorial aetiology the aim of the course is to provide the student with the ability to:
- early identification of cardiovascular risk factors (hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, smoking, overweight/obesity and physical inactivity);
- assess the global cardiovascular risk using the risk charts and the individual score;
- know how to use therapeutic strategies (in particular lifestyle changes and drug therapies) because the correction of each of the individual risk factors can significantly reduce the overall cardiovascular risk.


1) Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and outline of physiopathology of atherosclerosis
2) Role of endothelial dysfunction in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis
3) Identification of cardiovascular risk factors and assessment of global cardiovascular risk
4) Atherosclerotic plaque instability and risk of cardiovascular events

Assessment methods and criteria

There is no final exam, but it is necessary to attend at least 75% of the lessons.
Date and time:
February 18, 2020 at 5.30 pm
March 3, 2020 at 5.30 pm
March 17, 2020 at 5.30 pm
March 31, 2020 at 5.30 pm
April 21, 2020 at 5.30 pm

Location: Room of the Department of General Medicine and Atherothrombotic and Degenerative Diseases (6th floor, lift F)
• Recommended years: 4th and 5th

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