CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

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Code
67385
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
2 credits during the 3nd year of 8745 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (LM-41) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/11
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MEDICINE AND SURGERY)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:

OVERVIEW

Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death in the developing countries, and the prevalence of chronic conditions is steadily rising. The present class provides the basic knowledge regarding the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation and diagnostic path of the main cardiovascular diseases.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

This class will allow the medical student to understand the basics of the cardiovascular diseases, with a particular focus on the epidemiology  and pathogenesis of the most prevalent cardiovascular conditions. In addition, basic elements for the clinical and instrumental diagnosis will be discussed, as well as the rationale of the primary therapeutic interventions.

TEACHING METHODS

-Plenary theoric lessons

-Discussion of clinical cases

Activities within the cardiology offices and ward

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Arterial hypertension.
  • Atherosclerosis.
  • Angina and acute myocardial infarction.
  • Atrial fibrillation.
  • Cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Acute heart failure.
  • Chronic heart failure.
  • Valve diseases.
  • Cardiomyopathies.
  • Pericarditis, endocarditis and myocarditis.
  • Pulmonary embolism.
  • Pulmonary hypertension.
  • Congenital heart diseases.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Book: ·Harrison. Principles of Internal Medicine. PART 10. Cardiovascular Diseases.

Other: ·DynamedPlus. UpToDate.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GIOVANNI PASSALACQUA (President)

GIORGIO GHIGLIOTTI (President)

LUCA MASTRACCI

GIOVANNI SALVATORE GIUSEPPE SPINELLA

GIAN MARCO ROSA

ANNA MARIA RICCIO

TOMMASO REGESTA

BIANCA PANE

DOMENICO PALOMBO

PIETRO AMERI

MANRICO BALBI

EZIO FULCHERI

ROBERTO FIOCCA

GIORGIO CANONICA

MARCO CANEPA

CLAUDIO BRUNELLI

FULVIO BRAIDO

MARIO TAVIANI

EMANUELE CRIMI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

-Plenary theoric lessons

-Discussion of clinical cases

Activities within the cardiology offices and ward

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam, with the discussion of clinical cases and instrumental exams including electrocardiograms.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The final oral exam aims at ascertain the correct understanding and knowledge of the topics discussed during the class. The student has to demonstrate adequate knowledge of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases, and be able to describe the diagnostic path of the primary cardiovascular conditions, with the use of information from clinical and instrumental examinations.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/01/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale Sala Conferenze DIMI
13/02/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale Sala Conferenze DIMI
01/03/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale Sala Conferenze DIMI
14/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale Sala Conferenze DIMI
05/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale Sala Conferenze DIMI
19/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale Sala Conferenze DIMI
18/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale Sala Conferenze DIMI
27/11/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale Appello per Fuori corso aula Antognetti ore 9:00