Faculty Resources: Cardiovascular

The following are a collection of resources, including videos, exercises, case studies, and web sites, to enhance student learning of basic principles associated with common cardiovascular alterations. These resources do not substitute for class activities and are not intended to help a person self-diagnose. Persons with cardiovascular symptoms are urged to consult with a doctor or go to the emergency room. Every attempt has been made to credit the resources appropriately through a works cited section. This list, or any portions of this list, can not be copied unless permission is obtained from the author of NurseTabs and creator of NurseTabs facebook page. Please feel free, however, to refer students and faculty to this page.

  • McGill Stethoscope

    Hyperlink to McGill Stethoscope

    A resource that allows you to hear normal and abnormal lung and heart sounds. (McGill University, 1998)
  • Auscultation Assistant

    Hyperlink to Auscultation Assistant

    The Auscultation Assistant provides heart sounds, heart murmurs, and breath sounds in order to help medical students and others improve their physical diagnosis skills. (Cable, 1997)
  • Basic ECG Animation

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    ECG complex defined. (St. Petersburg College, 2003-2007)
  • Six Second ECG Simulator

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    Flash animation of varying ECG strips. Also able to test your knowledge of basic ECG strips. (SkillStat Learning, Inc., 2005)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)

    Hyperlink to CABG Surgery

    Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery explained in simple terms. (EducationNetworkTV, 2010)
  • Heart Failure Exercise

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    An interactive tutorial that goes through heart failure symptoms and assessments. (St. Petersburg College, 2003-2007)
  • Heart sounds and cardiac dysrhythmias

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    Tutorial that goes through some of the most common abnormal cardiac rhythms. (Blaufuss, 2010)
  • How the Body Works: Inside the Heart

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    Discusses blood flow through the heart. (dizzo95, 2007)
  • Understanding Heart Disease (Heart Basics #1)

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    Discusses heart disease and symptoms. (Illumistream, 2007)
  • What is a Heart Attack? (Heart Basics #2)

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    A video showing what happens during a myocardial infarction. (Illumistream, 2007)
  • What is Angina (Heart Basics #3)

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    Video depicting different types of angina and causes. (Illumistream, 2008)
  • What is Congestive Heart Failure (Heart Basics #4)

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    A video that discusses CHF and its symptoms. (Illumistream, 2007)
  • Understanding Cholesterol (Heart Basics #5)

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    A video that discusses how cholesterol can affect the heart. (Illumistream, 2007)
  • Lowering Cholesterol (Cholesterol #4)

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    A video that discusses how to lower cholesterol intake. (Illumistream, 2007)
  • Understanding High Blood Pressure (HBP #1)

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    Video discussing high blood pressure. (Illumistream, 2007)
  • Consequences of High Blood Pressure (HBP #2)

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    A video that depicts what can happen in the body because of high blood pressure. (Illumistream, 2008)
  • Medicating for High Blood Pressure (HBP #3)

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    Discusses different medication therapy for high blood pressure. (Illumistream, 2007)
  • Preventing High Blood Pressure (HBP #5)

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    Delineates ways to minimize risk for high blood pressure, including diet and exercise. (Illumistream, 2008)
  • Cardiology Channel

    Hyperlink to Cardiology Channel

    Discusses common cardiac conditions. (Healthcommunities.com, Inc., 1998-2010)
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