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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