Aarhus, Denmark

Assessment of cardiovascular function: methodology and physiology

when 4 July 2022 - 22 July 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 380

The course includes the introduction to major cardiovascular parameters essential for body homeostasis. It will introduce to basic molecular and biophysical principles behind the changes of these parameters in major pathological conditions, i.e., hypertension, heart failure, stroke, as well as the potential background for co-morbidity with metabolic (i.e., diabetes, obesity) and neurological (i.e., migraine, stress, Alzheimer disease) pathologies.

After the introduction to basic principles of cardiovascular regulation, the hemodynamic background of hypertension and available pharmacological tools will be discussed by clinical experts, followed presentation of state-of-art animal models for cardiovascular disease in the light of their translational values. Then, some key aspects of comparative physiology that are relevant for our understanding human pathology will be given in accordance to August Krogh principle that “For a large number of problems there will be some animal of choice, or a few such animals, on which it can be most conveniently studied.” Researchers and experts from the major providers of technical solutions for assessment of cardiovascular function will introduce the approaches (i.e., radiotelemetry, Langendorff preparation, catheterization, ex vivo and in vivo imaging of peripheral and cerebral circulation) and the students will have a possibility for hands-on experience with many of these techniques during practical exercises.

Course leader

vladimir Matchkov

Target group

Master's level

Fee info

EUR 380: EU/EEA citizens
EUR 1313: NON-EU/EEA citizens


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