Cardiovascular Relating to the circulatory system, which comprises the heart and blood vessels and carries nutrients and oxygen to the tissues of the body and removes carbon dioxide and other wastes from them. Cardiovascular diseases are conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels and include arteriosclerosis, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, arrhythmia, heart failure, hypertension, orthostatic hypotension, shock, endocarditis, diseases of the aorta and its branches, disorders of the peripheral vascular system, and congenital heart disease.
Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, are among the leading, costliest, and often preventable causes of death worldwide. Research aimed at understanding the relationship between cardiovascular disease, obesity, and metabolic risk factors, will be important for developing candidate therapeutic, reparative, and prevention strategies.
Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of metabolic and cardiovascular physiology, and their interrelationship. This will include topics such as principle energy systems, appetite and energy expenditure, and cardiovascular function and regulation, including the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and socioeconomic impact of cardiometabolic diseases, with an emphasis on the translation of basic scientific discoveries into practical applications.
Last date updated on June, 2014