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Class of 2023
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Session Title:
Valves Pathology
Teaching Hours:
Teaching and Learning MethodsTotal Scheduled Hours = 1
Lecture = 1
Teaching and Learning Methods
Lecture 1 hour(s)

Learning Objectives
Blueprint ID Learning Objectives
9679 Describe the pathologic reactions such as fibrosis, myxoid degeneration, calcification and alterations to supporting structures which may lead to the syndrome of stenosis or regurgitation.
9680 List the local and systemic effects of stenotic and regurgitant valvular lesions.
9681 Explain the natural history of some common valvular lesions such as: a. calcific bicuspid aortic stenosis, b. rheumatic aortic and mitral stenosis, c. senile degenerative calcific aortic stenosis, d. floppy mitral valve, e. calcification of mitral annulus, f. dilatation of aortic root due to different etiologies and the resultant aortic incompetence.
9682 Describe the gross lesions of acute rheumatic fever, their clinical consequences and longterm consequences.
9683 Describe the microscopic lesions that may be seen in acute rheumatic fever; outline the extent of longterm resolution and organization and discuss the functional consequences that result from this reparative reaction.
9684 Distinguish between infectious and non-infectious endocarditis and outline the pathogenesis of each.
9685 List conditions which predispose to endocarditis.
9686 Outline the local anatomic and clinical consequences of infectious endocarditis on the valve and myocardium.
9687 Outline the systemic effects of infectious endocarditis with respect to: a. metastatic abscess, b. embolic-infarctive, c. autoimmne effects such as renal glomerulonephritis
9688 Discuss prosthetic valve placement from the point of view of: a. interruption of the natural history of valvular heart disease, and b. possible complications of prosthetic heart valves of mechanical and bioprosthetic types (wear and tear formation, embolic disorders and infectious complications).

Linked Course Goal(s) to Session
Blueprint ID Course Goals
7425 Describe the pathophysiology of a variety of chronic illness
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Linked Program Competencies To Course Goal(s)
me-6 Medical Expert
Apply knowledge of the clinical, socio-behavioural, and fundamental biomedical sciences relevant to a clinical problem.

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Medical Expert