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Doença Vascular

Code: PDCCV13_8     Acronym: PDCCV13_8

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Medicine

Instance: 2015/2016 - 2S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Physiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Department
Course/CS Responsible: Doctoral Programm in Cardiovascular Sciences

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
PDCCV 2 Ciências Cardiovasculares_13 1 - 3 13,5 81

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Elsa Irene Peixoto Azevedo Silva

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


The syllabus will endow the students with the necessary concepts to understand and apply the knowledge that
this course unit is intended to teach.

Learning outcomes and competences

Students are expect to acquire:

-Knowledge which will enable students to carry out tasks related to the semiology, pathology and clinical approach of the essential nosologic entities (most frequent and/or relevant) of the Vascular Disease.

-Endow students with important knowledge of cerebral and peripheral hemodynamics in normal and pathological conditions;

-Theoretical and practical knowledge which will enable them to understand and develop skills to participate in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of stroke and peripheral vascular pathology, and related diseases.

-Multidisciplinary notions and understanding of the need for a chain-based organization when approaching stroke.

-Knowledge on the current state of investigation in the field of the cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular diseases and future perspectives.

Working method



-Cerebral hemodynamics in normal or pathological conditions. Identification of stroke in an emergency context. The need for chain coordination - Stroke Code Pathway. Parenchymal and vascular imaging techniques. Recent therapeutic approaches, arterial recanalization. Stroke units. Neuroplasticity and its importance in post-stroke rehabilitation. Current international guidelines. Investigation in cerebrovascular diseases and future perspectives.

-Atherosclerotic obstructive peripheral artery disease: clinical and hemodynamic approach. Acute and chronic critical ischemia. Expansive atherosclerotic disease - abdominal aortic aneurysm: clinical approach, diagnostic techniques, treatment. Extracranial cerebrovascular disease: diagnostic techniques, surgical and endovascular treatment. Diagnosis and treatment of chronic venous disease of the lower limbs and of superficial and deep thrombophlebitis. Congenital and acquired lymphatic disease: diagnosis and treatment.

Mandatory literature

Steiner, T., Salman, AS., & Rinkel, G.; European Stroke Organisation Guidelines for the Management of Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage., International Journal of Stroke, 9, 838839., 2014
European Stroke Organisation (ESO) Executive Committee, & ESO Writing Committee.; Guidelines for management of ischaemic stroke and transient ischaemic attack 2008., Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland), 25(5), 457., 2008
Jauch, E. C., Saver, J. L., Adams, H. P., Bruno, A., Demaerschalk, B. M., Khatri, P., ... & Yonas, H. ; Guidelines for the early management of patients with acute ischemic stroke a guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association., Stroke,44(3), 870947., 2013
Hallett, J. W., Brewster, D. C., & Rasmussen, T. E.; Handbook of Patient Care in Vascular Diseases., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins., 2001
Rutherford, R. B.; Vascular Surgery, 6th Edition., WB Saunders Company., 2005
Pereira, A.; Patologia e Clínica. ed. Cirurgia;, Mc GrawHill, 1999
Carvalho de Sousa, J.; Aterotrombose. Ed. Aterotrombose., Sanofi – Synthélabo, 2000

Teaching methods and learning activities

The teaching methodology will be based on  theoretical classes (7 hours), theoretical-practical classes (3 hours), laboratory work (0.5 hours) and field work (3 hours).

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Exame 50,00
Participação presencial 50,00
Total: 100,00

Calculation formula of final grade

Assessment Type: Students will be assessed based on their attendance rate, learning commitment, demonstration of knowledge, attitudes, clinical performance and human contact. Students will also have to take a multiple choice exam.

Eligibility for Exams: Students must attend at least 80% of the classes.

Final Grade: Final exam (50% of the final grade); Continuing assessment (50% of the final grade)

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