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The Cardiovascular System

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About this Course

About the Course

In this course, Ms Aarushi Agrawal (King’s College London) talks about the cardiovascular system. We begin by: (i) looking at how the cardiac action potential differs from a general action potential; before (ii) looking at how muscles contract using the sarcomere, the unit of the muscle; and then (iii) discussing the structure and function of the heart and cardiac cycle; preceding (iv) discussing the structure and function of haemoglobin and oxygen dissociation curves; and finally (v) discussing some of the cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis and myocardial infarctions.

About the Lecturer

Ms Aarushi Agrawal is an FY1 Junior Doctor at East Kent Hospitals. She is a graduate from GKT, King’s College London (2021) with intercalated BSc degree in Global Health (2018). Her current interests are in Anaesthetics, Intensive Care Medicine and Medical Education.