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Electrocardiogram - the graphic record of the heart's integrated action currents obtained with the electrocardiograph displayed as voltage changes over time. (Adapted by Tufts OCW.)
Highlights of this Course

The Introduction to Cardiovascular Pathophysiology course provides the students with two main objectives.  It delineates the material students are expected to understand and have recalled from the basic cardiac physiology lectures and it  expands on the discussion of the hemodynamic perturbations of cardiac function.

Course Description

In the second year Introduction to Cardiovascular Pathophysiology course, students will be introduced to the pathophysiologic basis for common cardiovascular diseases. This includes the basics of  hemodynamic perturbations and congenital and arrhythmic disorders of the heart. Students are also introduced to the spectrum of coronary disease and cardiomyopathies as well as the basics of vascular diseases. By the end of the course, students are familiar with common cardiovascular entities. The course will allow them to embark on a broader  future understanding of the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases.

Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.
Course Faculty
Munther K. Homoud
Nora Laver
Course Length
14 Hours
2nd year