FIRE 3331 - Cardiology I
Prerequisite: FIRE 2231 or BIOL 2231.
This first course of the three-semester cardiology series provides a review of cardiac anatomy and physiology and the autonomic nervous system. Also reviewed are the lymphatic system, vasculature, hemopoetics, hemodynamics, mechanical and electrical physiology. Building on this deeper understanding of the body, the major emphasis of the semester is cardiac monitoring and rhythm interpretation including leads, I, II, III, MCL, and MCL6. Assessment of the cardiac patient including heart and breath sounds with clinical time spent doing assessments in the cardiac unit of the hospital. This course may be taught through a special agreement with the Yale New Haven Sponsor Hospital Program. 3 credits