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Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems - Module of Physiology

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Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems - Module of Physiology

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Academic year 2023/2024

Course ID
SCB0212B
Teacher
Daniele Mancardi (Lecturer)
Year
3rd year
Teaching period
To be defined
Type
Basic
Credits/Recognition
2 (16 hours of lectures, 8 of exercises)
Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
BIO/09 - physiology
Delivery
Formal authority
Language
English
Attendance
Mandatory
Type of learning unit
modulo
Modular course
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems (SCB0212)
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Sommario del corso

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Program

  • Myocardial function.
  • Spreading of impulse and heart muscle contraction, inotropic agents, ECG and Cardiac Catheterization.
  • Vessel elasticity and cardiac work, ventricular energy in relation to preload and afterload, heart failure.
  • Heart sounds and murmurs, conditions that can determine a reduction or an increase of cardiac output.
  • Arterial pulse.
  • Pressure-volume.
  • Pressure-flow capillary.
  • Blood pressure.
  • Genesis of varicose veins.
  • Valsalva maneuver.
  • Coronary flow and metabolic/endothelial control.
  • The coronary reserve and fractional flow reserve.
  • Myocardial hypertrophy and coronary risk.
  • Myocardial infarction and cardioprotection.
  • Blood pressure: methods of measurement and regulation in the short, medium and long term.
  • Hypertension, new aspects of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS receptors pro-renin ACE 2, testicular ACE, ouabain).
  • The cardiovascular response to extreme conditions: exercise, bleeding and shock.
  • Methods of investigation in cardiovascular field.
  • Respiratory mechanics.
  • Volumes and lung capacity, anatomical and physiological dead space.
  • Lung compliance.
  • Partial pressures of respiratory gases.
  • Gas exchange in the lungs.
  • Distribution and transport of respiratory gases.
  • Pulmonary flow and ventilation/perfusion.
  • Nervous and chemical control of respiration.

Suggested readings and bibliography



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