Heart and arteries 2

Course Code :2004GENGE1
Study domain:Medicine
Academic year:2018-2019
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:81
Credits:7
Study load (hours):196
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Paul Van Schil
Hein Heidbuchel
Johan Bosmans
Marc Claeys

3. Course contents *


The lessons are thematically divided per week:
Week 1: Acute chest pain
Week 2: Heart failure
Week 3: Heart murmurs
Week 4:  Palpitations and rhythmic disorders (including fainting)
 
The following topics will be discussed:
            - chest pain
            - abnormal/diminishing/absent pulse
            - hypertension
            - hypertension in the elderly
            - malign hypertension
            - dyspnoea
            - acute dyspnoea (minutes to hours)
            - chronic dyspnoea (weeks to months)
            - general oedema
            - unilateral/localized oedema
            - palpitations (abnormal ECG-arrhythmia)
            - cardiac arrest
            - syncope/pre-syncope/loss of consciousness (fainting)
            - hypotension/shocks
            - palpitations/pathology
            - systolic murmurs
            - diastolic murmurs