INTERNSHIP OF DISEASES OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR APPARATUS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To know the diseases of the heart, to properly use the diagnostic tests in cardiology
Anatomy of the heart and the circulation.
The cardiovascular function
Course contents summary
At the end of the course the student will have to know the major cardiopathies, arrhythmias, heart failure syndrome, sudden cardiogenic death and its causes. the student will need to know the main diagnostic tests in Cardiology and their correct use. It will need to know the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and, in particular, arterial hypertension and its cardiac complications.
Chronic coronary artery disease, Acute coronary syndrome. Sudden cardiac death.
Heart Failure: Systolic Heart failure , heart failure with preserved ejection fraction .
Valvular heart disease
Hypertensive heart disease
Arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation
Diagnostic tests:ECG, Exercise stress testing, Echocardiography, Radiology of the heart, Nuclear cardiology, Magnetic resonance Imaging, Computed tomography, Cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography
Harrison's. Principi di Medicina Interna, Mc Graw-Hill.
Braunwald’s Heart Disease, Saunders Ed.
Assessment methods and criteria