TYPE: Elective module
CREDITS: 6
COORDINATOR: Gerard Cantero-Recasens, PhD

This module aims to introduce the major cardiovascular and renal diseases from clinical and epidemiological point of view, as well as the molecular approaches used for understanding the pathophysiological processes underlying these diseases. The module also addresses the identification of 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
  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 the renal system and its function
  2. Acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and renal repair mechanisms
  3. Hypertension, diabetic nephropathy and CKD progression
  4. Kidney diseases in infants and children. Glomerulopathies and tubulopathies
  5. Management of chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease. Biomarkers

PROFESSORS

Gerard Cantero Recasens, PhD – gerard.cantero@vhir.org
Junior Group Leader at the Renal Physiopathology Group. VHIR.

Marisol Ruiz Meana, PhD - marisol.ruiz@vhir.org
Principal Investigator in Cardiovascular Diseases Research Group. VHIR.

Antonia Sambola Ayala, MD PhD - asambola@vhebron.net
Facultativo especialista del Servicio de Cardiología del HUVH.
Investigadora Principal del Grupo de Investigación de Enfermedades Cardiovasculares. VHIR.