TYPE: Elective module
CREDITS: 6
COORDINATOR: Antonia Sambola, MD PhD

This module aims to introduce the major cardiovascular and renal diseases from clinical and epidemiological point of view, as well as, molecular approaches used for understanding the pathophysiological processes underlying these diseases. The module is also addressed to identify diagnostic and/or prognostic markers and potential therapeutic targets.

CONTENTS

SECTION I: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

  1. Introduction to cardiovascular function   
  2. Heart failure 
  3. Advances in the study of coronary disease
  4. Translational research on myocardial reperfusion injury
  5. Molecular basis of ischemic myocardial damage and cardiovascular
  6. Valvular disease and  aortic pathology
  7. Advances in family and congenital diseases
  8. The molecular basis of arrhythmias

SECTION II: KIDNEY DISEASES

  1. Introduction to renal function and acute kidney injury and repair
  2. Hypertension, diabetic nephropathy and CKD progression
  3. Kidney diseases in infants and children. Glomerulopathies
  4. Management of chronic kidney disease end stage renal disease. Biomarkers.

PROFESSORS

Anna Meseguer Navarro, PhD – ana.meseguer@vhir.org
Head of Kidney Physiopathology Research Group. CIBBIM-Nanomedicine. VHIR.

Antonia Sambola Ayala, MD PhD - asambola@vhebron.net
Specialist physician in Cardiology Departament. HUVH.
Principal Investigator in Cardiovascular Diseases Research Group. VHIR.