Table of Contents

Anatomic considerations and examination of cardiovascular specimens (excluding devices).
Age-related cardiovascular changes and diseases.
Vascular pathobiology : atherosclerosis and large vessel disease.
Diseases of small and medium-sized blood vessels.
Aneurysms of the aorta : ascending, thoracic and abdominal and their management.
Fundamental principles in cardiovascular genetics.
Myocardial ischemia and its complications.
Pathophysiology of heart failure and an overview of therapies.
Pathology of sudden death, cardiac arrhythmias and conduction system.
Valvular heart disease.
Cardiac valve replacement and related interventions.
The pathology of cardiovascular interventions and devices for coronary artery disease, vascular disease, heart failure, and arrhythmias.
Congenital heart disease : pathology, natural history, and interventions.
The pericardium and its diseases.
Pathology of cardiac transplantation.
Toxins and the heart.
Tumors of the cardiovascular system : heart and blood vessels.
Forensic aspects of cardiovascular pathology.