Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology


Anatomy and Physiology


  • Basic knowledge of biological sciences.


This is a detailed course on the anatomy and physiology of the heart. The course consists of whiteboard lectures, and is divided into several different sections. Various anatomical parts of the heart are explained using a 3d model of the heart.

The first few lectures deal with various aspects of the basic anatomy of the heart like the surfaces,borders and grooves of the heart. The next two sections are dedicated to the outer covering of the heart known as the pericardium and the fibrous skeleton. The blood,nervous and lymphatic drainage of the heart are discussed in separate sections. Finally there is section about the various chambers of the heart.

The first section of physiology deals with the electrophysiology of the heart. The section describes starts with the basics of electrophysiology and then discusses  core electrophysiological concepts like resting membrane potential and action potential. The subsequent sections related to physiology cover topics including the heart mechanics, cardiac output and venous return and the cardiac cycle. Finally, the last topic of this course is related to hemodynamics. Various hemodynamic priniciples are discussed in this section and all the main vessels including arteries,arterioles,capillaries,veins and venules are discussed in this section.

It should be noted that this course is only for educational purposes and information provided in this course is not intended to guide medical decision making.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to know about the anatomy and physiology of the heart.

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