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Cardiovascular System

About this course

Healthcare and medical professions have their own vocabulary, a specialised language that allows for quick and efficient communication between its members while minimising potential misunderstandings. Whether you are new to the medical profession or need a refresher class, we have a medical terminology course that will give you the boost you are looking for to further your career! In this course, we will cover the medical language and terminology used by healthcare professionals everywhere (in this specific subject area). If you’re interested in pursuing a health career and need the ability to communicate with medical professionals, you will find this course a perfect fit by providing you with a solid foundation in medical language.

This course forms one (subject-specific) module of our comprehensive "Medical Terminology" programme (which is comprised of 17 subject modules in total). The full programme is recommended if you require an extensive primer in various core aspects of medical terminology.

Lesson Objectives

  • Identify the organs and structures of the cardiovascular system and describe their location and function.
  • Describe the electrical system of the heart and outline the sequence of signal conduction.
  • Compare and contrast pulmonary circulation and systemic circulation.
  • Name the 4 basic measurements of cardiac function and select the correct meaning for terms related to the outcomes of those measures.
  • Give the meanings of combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes that pertain to the cardiovascular system.
  • Identify symptoms of specified cardiovascular system diseases.
  • Name and define laboratory tests and clinical procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular system diseases.
  • State the meaning of abbreviations that pertain to the cardiovascular system.

Content

  • Cardiovascular System Video
  • 5.1 Cardiovascular Components
  • 5.2 Anatomy of the Heart
  • 5.3 Cardiac Tissue Layers
  • 5.4 Cardiac Tissue Terms
  • 5.5 Chambers of the Heart
  • 5.6 Vessels Into and Out of the Heart
  • 5.7 Septum and Valves of the Heart
  • 5.8 Atrioventricular Valves
  • 5.9 Semilunar Valves
  • 5.10 Heart Structure Terminology
  • 5.11 Vessel Types
  • 5.12 Arteries
  • 5.13 Veins
  • 5.14 Capillaries
  • 5.15 Differences Between Arteries and Veins
  • 5.16 Artery and Vein Review
  • 5.17 Electrical System of the Heart
  • 5.18 Diastole and Systole
  • 5.19 Electrical System Components
  • 5.20 Chapter 5 Activity 1
  • 5.21 The Arterial System of the Body
  • 5.22 The Venous System of the Body
  • 5.23 Superior and Inferior Vena Cava
  • 5.24 Vessels of Pulmonary Circulation
  • 5.25 Pulmonary Arterial and Venous System
  • 5.26 Vessels of Coronary Circulation
  • 5.27 Physical Assessments of Cardiac Function
  • 5.28 Physical Examination
  • 5.29 Heart Rate
  • 5.30 Blood Pressure
  • 5.31 EKG
  • 5.32 Cardiac Physical Assessment Review
  • 5.33 Cardiovascular Terminology
  • 5.34 Heart Rhythms
  • 5.35 Rhythm Terminology
  • 5.36 EKG Electrodes and Leads
  • 5.37 EKG Nonstandard Leads
  • 5.38 Chapter 5 Quiz 1
  • 5.39 EKG Graph Events
  • 5.40 EKG Graph Intervals and Complexes
  • 5.41 EKG Graph Intervals and Complexes (2)
  • 5.42 Electrical Conduction Abnormalities
  • 5.43 Premature Heartbeats
  • 5.44 Bradycardias
  • 5.45 Tachycardias
  • 5.46 Ventricular Tachycardias (VTs)
  • 5.47 Diagnosis of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • 5.48 Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • 5.49 Bundle Branch Conduction Abnormalities
  • 5.50 Myocarditis, Pericarditis, and Endocarditis
  • 5.51 Chapter 5 Quiz 2
  • 5.52 Pericardial Tamponade
  • 5.53 Heart Valve Disorders
  • 5.54 Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Valve Disorders
  • 5.55 Heart Valve Defects
  • 5.56 Heart Valve Defect Review
  • 5.57 Congestive Heart Failure
  • 5.58 Coronary Artery Disease
  • 5.59 Diagnosis and Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease
  • 5.60Arteriosclerosis and Atherosclerosis
  • 5.61 Aneurysm and Aortic Dissection
  • 5.62 Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • 5.63 Chapter 5 Activity 2
  • 5.64 Varicose Veins
  • 5.65 Diagnosing and Treating Varicose Veins
  • 5.66 Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • 5.67 Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
  • 5.68 Cardiac Laboratory Tests
  • 5.69 Cardiovascular Imaging
  • 5.70 Nuclear Cardiology
  • 5.71 Diagnostic Procedures
  • 5.72 Chapter 5 Activity 3
  • 5.73 Cardiovascular Medications
  • 5.74 Cardiovascular Prefixes
  • 5.75 Cardiovascular Suffixes
  • 5.76 Cardiovascular Combining Forms
  • 5.77 Pronunciations
  • 5.78 Acronyms and Abbreviations for Cardiovascular System
  • 5.79 Chapter Review
  • 5.80 Chapter 5 Test
  • 5.81 Cardiovascular System Chapter Survey