Course Information
TitleΚΑΡΔΙΟΧΕΙΡΟΥΡΓΙΚΗ / Cardiosurgery
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKyriakos Anastasiadis
Course ID200000286

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
1. ΚΛΙΝΙΚΗ ΘΩΡΑΚΟΣ, ΚΑΡΔΙΑΣ & ΜΕΓΑΛΩΝ ΑΓΓΕΙΩΝKyriakos Anastasiadis, Christoforos Foroulis, Paschalis Tosios
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students after successfully attending the course will be able to: i) understand the nature of congenital and acquired heart and great vessel disease that requires surgical intervention, ii) guide diagnostic evaluation, iii) evaluate the results of related diagnostic procedures, iv) guide appropriate management in a specialized centre, v) acquire a clear overview on the management of heart disease by combining knowledge gained in this course with what they have already learned from Cardiology and General Surgery Course.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
Course Content (Syllabus)
Cardiac Surgery course aims to introduce the pre-graduate medical students to the most important aspects related to the surgical management of diseases of the heart and great vessels, such as coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, aneurysms and dissection of the thoracic aorta. Diagnosis and major indications for the surgical management of cardiac diseases are presented following the principles of evidence-based medicine. Modern cardiac surgical techniques related to arrhythmia surgery and cardiac failure are also discussed. Special emphasis is given on developing areas of cardiac surgery, such as beating heart coronary surgery, minimal-invasive cardiac surgery, endovascular and hybrid management of thoracic aortic disease together with transcatheter aortic valve replacement and left ventricular assist device implantation. Course Syllabus: 1. Anatomy of the heart. 2. Physiology of the circulatory system. 3. Diagnostic evaluation of heart disease. 4. Principles of Extracorporeal Circulation and myocardial protection. 5. Surgical management of most common congenital heart disease. 6. Surgical management of coronary artery disease. 7. Surgical management of valvular heart disease. 8. Thoracic aortic disease. 9. Surgical management of arrhythmias. Cardiac pacing. 10. Surgical management of cardiac failure. 11. Trauma of the heart and great vessels. 12. Heart tumors. Diseases of the pericardium.
Cardiac Surgery, Aorta, Extracorporeal circulation, Pericardium, Great Vessels
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Examination takes place at the end of semester. Exam is composed of multiple-choice questions together with questions that require short answers. Participation at 9 lessons is compulsory for a student in order to be eligible to take the exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Π. Σπανός, Γ. Μπουγιούκας, Π. Ασημακόπουλος, Κ. Αναγνωστόπουλος, Φ. Παναγόπουλος, Π. Σπύρου. Στοιχεία Καρδιοχειρουργικής. University Studio Press. ΙSBN 960-12-0735-X 2. Φ. Παναγόπουλος, Χ. Παπακωνσταντίνου. Καρδιοχειρουργική. University Studio Press. ΙSBN 960-12-0414-8
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