Ch 8: Acquired Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Acquired Cardiovascular Abnormalities chapter of this College Pathophysiology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master acquired cardiovascular abnormalities. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of acquired cardiovascular abnormalities.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college pathophysiology material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding high and low blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases and heart failure.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about acquired cardiovascular abnormalities.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Acquired Cardiovascular Abnormalities chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Acquired Cardiovascular Abnormalities chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What's the difference between bradycardia and tachycardia?
  • How are the different types of heart block treated?
  • What are some arterial, inflammatory, valvular and venous conditions of the heart?
  • What role do the kidneys play during heart failure?
  • How does cardiogenic, hypovolemic or septic shock occur?
  • What's the difference between arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis?
  • How do doctors treat patients with high or low blood pressure?
  • Who might be a good candidate for a heart transplant?

18 Lessons in Chapter 8: Acquired Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Tachycardia: Types, Causes and Treatment

1. Tachycardia: Types, Causes and Treatment

This lesson will discuss some common and important arrhythmias associated with the heart. Specifically, we'll discuss something known as tachycardia, where it can occur, why it occurs, and how it may be diagnosed and treated.

Bradycardia: Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

2. Bradycardia: Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Being slow is usually not a very good thing, and frankly, it's usually not good when your heart is slow either. Therefore, we will discuss something known as bradycardia, why it occurs, and how it may be diagnosed in this lesson.

Heart Block: Different Types and Treatment

3. Heart Block: Different Types and Treatment

We'll dive into an important discussion of a possibly deadly condition known as a heart block. Some are worse than others, and you'll learn about 4 important types in this lesson as well as what they look like on an EKG.

Valvular Dysfunctions: Types, Signs & Treatment Options

4. Valvular Dysfunctions: Types, Signs & Treatment Options

This lesson will quickly go over four heart valves, their location, what can go wrong with them, and then two detailed examples of how their dysfunction affects the body.

Inflammatory Disorders of the Heart

5. Inflammatory Disorders of the Heart

This lesson will discuss inflammatory disorders of the heart, including pericarditis and endocarditis, as well as what they may cause and what significant things may occur during testing.

High & Low Blood Pressure: Causes & Treatment

6. High & Low Blood Pressure: Causes & Treatment

You've certainly come across the two main terms this lesson will discuss when it comes to blood pressure. But can you name the multitude of reasons why they occur physiologically? That's what you'll find out about in this lesson!

Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, & Prognosis

7. Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, & Prognosis

We will go over an important medical condition known as dilated cardiomyopathy, why it occurs pathologically, what it does to the body physiologically, and how compensatory mechanisms help and hurt the body in this lesson.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

8. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

This lesson will discuss hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and cardiac hypertrophy in general, including what occurs, what the consequences are, and what treatment options exist.

Heart Failure: The Left Heart, Lungs, & Etiology

9. Heart Failure: The Left Heart, Lungs, & Etiology

In this first of two lessons, we will cover the main causes, signs, and symptoms of heart failure. We'll also explore the ways that the left side of the heart and the lungs are affected by this condition.

Heart Failure: The Right Heart, Kidneys, & Treatments

10. Heart Failure: The Right Heart, Kidneys, & Treatments

In the second of two lessons on heart failure, we will discuss the signs of right-sided heart failure, fast heart rates, the important role the kidneys play in heart failure, and the major treatment options for this condition.

Cardiogenic Shock: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

11. Cardiogenic Shock: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

In this lesson, we will take a look at something known as shock, define it, and look at a particular form of it known as cardiogenic shock. We'll discuss what may trigger it, what it does to the body, how the body tries to compensate for it, and how it may be treated.

Hypovolemic & Septic Shock: Causes & Treatment

12. Hypovolemic & Septic Shock: Causes & Treatment

This lesson will go over the pathophysiology of hypovolemic and septic shock. However, we will also cover what distributive, obstructive, neurogenic, anaphylactic, and septic shock are and how they relate to one another.

Pericardial Effusion: Causes & Treatment

13. Pericardial Effusion: Causes & Treatment

Can the heart swing inside of your body? Maybe. You'll find out for sure in this lesson as we take a look at the pericardium, pericardial effusion, and cardiac tamponade!

Arteriosclerosis & Atherosclerosis: Risk Factors & Causes

14. Arteriosclerosis & Atherosclerosis: Risk Factors & Causes

This lesson will discuss the interrelationship between atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, coronary heart disease, angina, ischemia, and myocardial infarction, diagnostics, and treatments.

Peripheral Arterial Disease: Symptoms & Treatment

15. Peripheral Arterial Disease: Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson will discuss three main points, including aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, and peripheral arterial disease. Furthermore, it will go into a big central cause for all three and how they can be detected and treated.

Peripheral Venous Disease: Symptoms & Treatment

16. Peripheral Venous Disease: Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson will discuss numerous cases of peripheral venous disease, including varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, and thrombophlebitis, as well as their causes and treatment options.

Heart Transplant: Patients Who Need Them, Risks & Statistics

17. Heart Transplant: Patients Who Need Them, Risks & Statistics

Heart transplants are really tricky things. This lesson explores the two main reasons for a heart transplant along with the biggest problem that may arise as a result of the procedure itself.

Mitral Valve Prolapse: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

18. Mitral Valve Prolapse: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

In this lesson we'll go over the basic structure of the heart and how a healthy heart works. Then we'll look at what happens during mitral valve prolapse as well as the symptoms and treatment.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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