2016-2017 Semester Catalog

VAST 1041 Vascular I

This course will provide an understanding of the extremity arterial and venous anatomy, physiology, pathology, hemodynamic and symptomatology as well as an understanding of cerebrovascular noninvasive diagnosis. The physical exam and clinical assessment of patients with acute and chronic extremity occlusive disease will be discussed. Topics include: anatomy of extra cranial and intracranial vessels, anatomy of the arterial and venous systems in the extremities; pathology, physiology, and symptomatology of cerebrovascular disease, arterial disease and venous disease and hemodynamics of the extremities; physical exam and clinical assessment of cerebrovascular disease, arterial and venous signs and symptoms; history taking in cerebrovascular disease, arterial and venous signs and symptoms; performance of Carotid Duplex/color imaging/CW Doppler & transcranial Doppler (imaging and non-imaging); performance of venous duplex, physiologic venous testing; performance of extremity arterial duplex and physiologic arterial testing correlative (other) imaging; and treatment of cerebrovascular disease; laboratory results and correlative (other) testing relevant to venous disease; treatment of extremity venous disease; laboratory results and correlative (other) testing relevant to arterial disease; and treatment of extremity arterial disease.

Credits

4

Prerequisite

VAST 1100

Corequisite

VAST 2060