Ch 7: Congenital Cardiovascular Defects: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Congenital Cardiovascular Defects chapter of this College Pathophysiology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master cardiovascular defects present from birth. 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 congenital cardiovascular defects.

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 cardiac anatomy, the cardiac cycle, healthy heartbeats and heart conditions.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about congenital cardiovascular defects.
  • 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 Congenital Cardiovascular Defects 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 Congenital Cardiovascular Defects 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 are the parts of the heart, and how does blood flow through its chambers?
  • What happens during each beat of the heart?
  • How does the intrinsic conduction system work?
  • How can an electrocardiogram (ECG) detect heart arrhythmias and problems?
  • What are some of the major cardiac conditions and diseases?
  • What are some of the major congenital defects of the heart?

9 Lessons in Chapter 7: Congenital Cardiovascular Defects: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Anatomy of the Heart: Blood Flow and Parts

1. Anatomy of the Heart: Blood Flow and Parts

In this lesson, you will take a look inside the heart and identify the chambers and one-way valves that make up this vital organ. You will also follow along as we trace the flow of blood through the heart chambers.

The Cardiac Cycle: Phases, Explanation & Terms

2. The Cardiac Cycle: Phases, Explanation & Terms

In this lesson, you will learn what happens during each heartbeat, or cardiac cycle. You will also learn that the heartbeat involves periods of relaxation and contraction, known as diastole and systole, respectively.

Heartbeat and Heart Contraction Coordination

3. Heartbeat and Heart Contraction Coordination

In this lesson you will learn about your heart's very own regulatory system, the intrinsic conduction system, and how it sets the pace for a normal, healthy heartbeat. You will discover that your heart moves to its own beat thanks to the natural pacemaker of the heart called the SA node.

Electrocardiogram (ECG): Definition & Wave Types

4. Electrocardiogram (ECG): Definition & Wave Types

Do you know how problems in the heart are detected? In this lesson, you will learn how to read an electrocardiogram (ECG) and discover what is happening in the heart during the P, QRS, and T waves.

Arrhythmia of the Heart: Terms, Definition & ECG Detection

5. Arrhythmia of the Heart: Terms, Definition & ECG Detection

An electrocardiogram, or ECG, can be used to detect irregular heartbeats or arrhythmias. In this lesson, you will learn about arrhythmias detected by ECG, including bradycardia, tachycardia, fibrillation, and heart block.

Types of Heart Conditions and Diseases

6. Types of Heart Conditions and Diseases

Your heart muscle receives a rich blood supply from the coronary arteries. If the coronary arteries become blocked, it can result in coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack or congestive heart failure. Learn how these conditions get started.

Septal Defects of the Heart: Definition, Conditions, and Symptoms

7. Septal Defects of the Heart: Definition, Conditions, and Symptoms

We will mainly take a look at something known as an atrial septal defect and a ventricular septal defect, why they may occur, where they occur, and what they result in, in terms of cardiopulmonary physiology.

Tetralogy of Fallot: Definition, Causes and Treatment

8. Tetralogy of Fallot: Definition, Causes and Treatment

This lesson will go over a congenital problem known as Tetralogy of Fallot, the four major components that are involved, and how they act together to cause quite a few problems.

Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Causes, Signs, and Treatment

9. Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Causes, Signs, and Treatment

A patent ductus arteriosus can be a life-threatening problem that occurs as a result of a failure of closure of an important fetal structure. We'll talk about what fails to close and how it affect the newborn.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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