Book Title: Cardiovascular Pathophysiology for Pre-Clinical Students

Author: Andrew Binks

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Book Description: CARDIOVASCULAR PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR PRE-CLINICAL STUDENTS, is an undergraduate medical-level resource for foundational knowledge of common cardiovascular diseases, disorders and pathologies. This text is designed for a course pre-clinical undergraduate medical curriculum and it is aligned to USMLE(r) (United States Medical Licensing Examination) content guidelines. The text is meant to provide the essential information from these content areas in a concise format that would allow learner preparation to engage in an active classroom. Clinical correlates and additional application of content is intended to be provided in the classroom experience. The text assumes that the students will have an understanding of basic cardiovascular physiology that will be helpful to understand the content presented here. This resource should be assistive to the learner later in medical school and for exam preparation given the material is presented in a succinct manner, with a focus on high-yield concepts.

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Andrew Binks



Pre-clinical medicine: basic sciences


Cardiovascular Pathophysiology for Pre-Clinical Students
Andrew Binks
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Suggested citation: Binks, Andrew (2022).  Cardiovascular Pathophysiology for Pre-Clinical Students. Roanoke: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Licensed with CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

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Publication cataloging information:
Binks, Andrew, author
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology for Pre-Clinical Students / Andrew Binks
Pages cm
ISBN 978-1-957213-02-6 (PDF)
ISBN 978-1-957213-03-3 (ePub)
ISBN 978-1-957213-01-9 (Pressbooks)
ISBN 978-1-957213-04-0 (Print – forthcoming)
URI (Universal Resource Identifier):
1. Cardiovascular system – Pathophysiology 2. Cardiovascular system – Diseases
I. Title RC669.9 .B56 2022

Disclaimer: The information in this textbook is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to take the place of medical care, diagnoses, or services. Please see your health care provider about any health concerns.

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Primary Subject
Pre-clinical medicine: basic sciences
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in association with Virginia Tech Publishing
Publication Date
April 5, 2022
Ebook ISBN