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Watch this medical education video about pathophysiology and prepare for your next cardiology exam!

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Your lecturer is Joseph Alpert M.D. He is Professor of Medicine at the Sarver Heart Center as well as Director of Coronary Care and Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at the University of Arizona. Additionally, he is a member of the most important cardiologic institutions such as the American Heart Association and the European Society of Cardiology. Because of his outstanding teaching proficiency he is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and has won many teaching awards such as the George W. Thorn Award for Excellence in Teaching, the William Osler Master Teacher Award, and the Edward Rhodes Stitt Award for Outstanding Teaching. Furthermore, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Clinical Cardiology Council of the American Heart Association and was selected “Gifted Teacher of the Year” in 2004 by the American College of Cardiology.

The video “Pathophysiology” is part of the lecture “Heart Failure” of the online medical course “Cardiology: Advanced”. It provides an excellent insight on compensatory systems of the heart.

You will learn more about:

• Compensatory systems of the heart
• Starling’s law
• Stroke volume
• Cardiac output
• Heart failure because of depression of myocardial and hence ventricular contractility
• Four compensatory mechanisms:
• Sympathetic nervous system stimulation
• Myocardial hypertrophy
• Renin-angiotensin system activation
• Increased heart rate
• Ventricular remodeling: Left ventricular hypertrophy and left ventricular dilatation

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The images used in this presentation were sourced from
Lange, Veronika: BASICS Kardiologie, 3. Aufl. 2013.
Krautzig, Steffen, Renz-Polster, Herbert: Basislehrbuch Innere Medizin, 5.Aufl.
Spes, Christoph, Klauss, Volker: Facharztprüfung Kardiologie.
Classen, Meinhard, Diehl, V., Kochsiek, K., Hallek, Michael, Böhm, Michael, Schmiegel, Wolff: Innere Medizin, 6.A.
Stierle, Ulrich, Hartmann, Franz: Klinikleitfaden Kardiologie, 5. Aufl.