On February 27 and March 20, 2014, InsideScientific hosted a special 2-part webinar about the fundamentals of cardiovascular physiology and hemodynamics, including discussion on the principles of preload, afterload, contractility, and lusitropy.
In the first installment, Dr. Daniel Burkhoff describes the relationship between pressure and volume in the heart and how they are affected in heart failure. In addition, he introduces Harvi, an interactive and comprehensive simulation-based textbook offering a review of fundamental concepts related to the study of cardiovascular physiology and hemodynamics.
In the second installment, Dr. Burkhoff expands on these concepts, including in-depth discussion on applications of end systolic pressure-volume relationships (ESPVR) and end diastolic pressure-volume relationships (EDPVR).
These webinars are essential for any researcher interested in studying hemodynamics and PV loops. Applications in cardiovascular research are broad and include:
- Left Ventricular Assist Device Evaluation
- Assessment of Contractility
- Myocardial Infarction
- Cardiac Hypertrophy
- Heart Failure
- Toxicology/Regulatory studies
- Surgical Intervention
- Ischemia/Reperfusion Research
- Vascular Occlusion
Follow the links below to access key educational points from the webinar…