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Mini Med School: The Heart

By Stanford Continuing Studies Program

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Description

This course is a single-quarter, focused follow-up to the yearlong Mini Med School course sequence offered in 2009–10 by Stanford Continuing Studies and the Stanford Medical School. The course focuses on diseases of the heart and cardiovascular system, the leading cause of death and disability for both men and women as well as the most common cause of serious birth defects. Addressing these challenges, the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute catalyzes a unique collaboration among clinicians, translational and basic scientists, and engineers, fostering the development of novel approaches to diagnosing, treating, and ultimately preventing cardiovascular disease. Featuring a dozen distinguished faculty from Stanford’s Cardiovascular Institute, this course offers students a dynamic introduction to the world of cardiovascular biology, health and disease, and the groundbreaking changes taking place in medical research right here at Stanford. The course begins with an overview of how the cardiovascular system works, setting the stage for more in-depth talks by experts on topics such as: how heart disease affects men, women, and children; the role genes play in cardiovascular disease; how we can mend a broken heart through new surgical approaches, technologies, and bioengineering (including stem cells); the cardiovascular risks and benefits associated with performance athletics; new innovations in heart imaging; and more.

Customer Reviews

Very informative and engaging!

Wonderfully informative even for a lay person. Thank you Apple, Stanford, and the speakers.

Great lectures

Not only were the lectures very informative but the audio and video quality were great!

I HAVE JUST BEEN TOLD I HAVE HEART DISEASE. BUT I HJAVE ALSO BEEN TOLD THAT I AM AT HIGH RISK FOR SD

AS YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN ON T V ADDS, ASKING FOR PEOPLE TO WORK FOR THE V.A.. I STARTED ASKING FOR HEART TESTING SIX (6) YEARS AGO. WELL TYHE DOCTOR NEVER HAD TAKEN EVEN ONE TEST IN OVER 3 YEARS. I WAS TAKEN BY AMBULANCE FROM MY HOME TO A VERY REPUTABLE HOSPITAL HERE IN BOSTON, MA. THAT HOSPITYAL RAN A BATTERY OF TEST THAT TOOK ONLY ONE DAY. NOW WHY COULD,NT THE V.A.M.C. DOCTOR RUN ANY TTEST AT ALL? I WILL NEVER KNOW. BUT WAITING FOR ANY RESULTS FROM THE V.A. HAS NOW MADE MY CONDITION MUCH WORSE. I HAVE READ AND STUDIED ALL ASPECTS OPF MY HEART. AND THIS HAS TAKEN MUCH TIME AND EFFORT ON MY PART. SO WHY IS THAT DOCTOR STILL WORKING? I DO INTEND TO REPORT HIM TO THE BOARD OF REGISTRY IN MEDICINE SHORTLY. BEFORE HE KILLS SOMEONE. YES, I DO HAVE EVEIDENCE. THANK YOU. I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT I AM NO LONGER A LAYPERSON. I HAVE LEARNED MORE THAN I CATRE TO MENTION, AGAIN THANK YOU.