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Integrative Biology & Physiology

PHSL 5510: Cardiac Short Course

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Course Description and Structure

The Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology (IBP) is offering Advanced Cardiac Physiology and Anatomy (PHSL 5510), a week long intensive course to be offered January 4-8, 2016.  It enrolls students from the University of Minnesota and from biomedical engineering companies in the metro and surrounding areas. The course will be offered for no credit to non-students, or for 2 or 3 credits to University students (3 credits requires added research project). The class will meet from 8 AM to 6:00 PM for one week: lectures, small group discussions, demonstrations and participation in a human gross anatomy laboratory will be included. There will be a keynote lecture after class on Monday evening.

Exam: There will be one take-home essay exam that will be based on lectures and labs. This take-home (open-book) exam will be distributed the last day of class, and you will have approximately two months to complete and e-mail, fax or mail it back to the Department of Physiology. If you are a degree-seeking student taking the class for credit, then the exam is mandatory.

Last Minute Instructions & Information for Students

2016 Course Schedule and Syllabus

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Professor of Surgery; Integrative Biology & Physiology,   
Carlson School of Management    
Director of Education, Lillehei Heart Institute    




Registration and Course Information
  • Basic course introduction: Review of the cardiovascular system
  • Cellular Physiology: Myocytes
  • The microcirculation - physical limitations of oxygen supply
  • Capillary permeability
  • Conduction system/arrhythmias
  • Coronary system/ disease
  • Pressure/ volume, pressure/ flow; Starling law, preload, afterload
  • Conduction system/ arrhythmias
  • Sympathetic/ Parasympathetic role in cardiac performance
  • Cardiac receptors and pharmacology
  • Cardiac Imaging: MRI, PET, 3D ultrasound, IVOS, Flouro / Venograms, Angiograms, Echo
  • Pacing/ defibrillation, ablation and conduction blocks
  • Cardiac Assist devices
  • Congenital defects and repairs

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Vincent Barnett, PhD, Physiology
John Bass, MD, Pediatric Cardiology
Gregory Beilman, MD, Surgery
David Benditt, MD, Medicine, Cardiovascular Division
Richard Bianco, Surgery
• K. George Bojanov, MD, Anesthesiology
• Andrew Boyle, MD, Medicine
• Arthur From, MD, Cardiology
Jennifer Hall, PhD, Medicine, Cardiovascular Division
Alexander Hill, PhD, Medtronic
Paul Iaizzo, PhD, Surgery
Ranjit John, MD, Cardiovascular Surgery
Stephen Katz, PhD, Physiology
Timothy Laske, MS, Biomedical Engineering, Medtronic
David Levitt, MD, Ph.D., Physiology
Kenneth Liao, MD, Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery
Jamie Lohr, MD, Pediatric Cardiology

Michael Loushin, MD, Anesthesiology
Keith Lurie, MD, Medicine
• Brad Martinsen, PhD, Pediatric Cardiology
John Osborn, PhD, Physiology
Carmello Panetta, MD, Medicine, Cardiovascular Division
• Daniel Sigg, MD, PhD, Medtronic
• Cory Swingen, PhD, Radiology
O. Douglas Wangensteen, PhD, Physiology
Anthony Weinhaus, PhD, Physiology

Handbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology and Devises

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