Cardiovascular

This is the biggest unit this semester and extremely important. For those of you who don't deserve to be nurses, you'll get a chance to redeem yourself (hint, the answer is aspirin). This unit builds heavily on last semester and renal. Review the peripheral nervous system, inflammation, and anticoagulants/antiplatelets. You will also need to memorize the CK-MB and Troponin lab values. The unit is broken up into:

  • Blood pressure
  • Arterial and venous diseases
  • Coronary Artery Disease and Myocardial Infarction
  • Dysrhythmias and Heart Failure

This is traditionally the unit that students do the worst in. Do yourself a favor. Prove me wrong; study.

Great article on atherogenesis and how CAD works
The Case Against Cardio

Cardiovascular Review 01 - Hypertension

Review of Hypertension.

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Cardiovascular Review 02 - Coronary Artery Disease

Review of Coronary Artery Disease including atherosclerosis, stable angina, unstable angina, and myocardial infarction.

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Cardiovascular Review 03 - Cholesterol

Review of Cholesterol, structure, screening, therapeutic targets and brief review of drugs.

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Cardiovascular Review 04 - Heart Failure

Review of chronic heart failure.

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Cardiovascular Review 05 - Dysrhythmias

Review of dysrhythmias.

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Blood pressure 1

Blood pressure intro
anatomy and physiology

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Blood pressure 2

Physiology continued
Preload and afterload

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Blood pressure 3

Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System
Hypertension Etiologies

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Blood pressure drugs 1

Methods of lowering blood pressure
ACE inhibitors

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Blood pressure drugs 2

ARBs
Calcium channel blockers
Review of neuro antihypertensives: Beta blockers, alpha blockers, clonidine

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Blood pressure drugs 3

Vasodilators
Treatment of Hypertension

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Blood pressure drugs 4

Hypertension treatment strategies

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Arterial diseases 1

Arterial diseases such as high blood pressure and embolism.
Atherosclerosis

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Arterial diseases 2

Endothelial dysfunction
Claudication
Coronary Artery Disease
Stroke

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Arterial diseases 3 and venous diseases

Review
Raynaud's disease
Varicosities
DVT

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Coronary Artery Diseases

Risk factors
Oxygen demand/supply
Starling's Law of the Heart

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Coronary Artery Diseases 2

Angina pectoris
Acute MI
Case study assignment

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Coronary Artery Diseases 3

Treatment of Acute MI

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Coronary Artery Diseases 4

Treatment of Acute MI continued

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Coronary Artery Diseases 5

Treatment of Acute MI cont

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Coronary Artery Diseases 6

Treatment of Acute MI cont

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CV drug - Nitroglycerine

Nitroglycerine

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Clotting review

Review of clotting process and drugs

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Cholesterol 1

Cholesterol overview
Testing
Treatment goals
Statins

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Cholesterol 2

Cardiovascular risk factors and treatment goals
Statins

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Dysrhythmias 1

Normal physiology
ECGs
Types of dysrhythmias

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Dysrhythmias 2

Dysrhythmias continued
Drugs and other treatments

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Dysrhythmias 3

Last minute dysrhythmias

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Heart Failure 1

Digoxin
Physiological response to lowered cardiac output

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Heart Failure 2

Types of heart failure
Etiology

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Heart Failure 3

Symptoms
Evaluation
Treatment

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