SPORT AND CARDIOLOGIC PATHOLOGY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To know the cardiac diseases and the risk factors for these diseases.
To know the causes of sudden death in athletes.
To know how to start cardiopulmonary resuscitation
To know the anatomy of the heart and the circulation.
To know the cardiac physiology
Course contents summary
Risk factors for cardiovascular diseases:Hypertension, Tobacco, lipid levels, physical inactivity, diabetes mellitus, obesity.
Cardiac operative risk evaluation (Euroscore,Carta italiana del rischio).
Primary prevention with physical exercise.
Principal Cardiac diseases (coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, Hypertensive heart disease).
Sudden death in athletes.
Diagnostic tests in cardiology (exercise stress testing, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography).
Assessment methods and criteria