Jul 25, 2024  
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GHHE 000/5347 - Environmental Cardiopulmonary Diseases (3 cr.)

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Both as a route of systemic exposure and as a target of inhaled pathogens and chemicals, the lungs and neighboring heart are vulnerable to infections, particulate air pollutants, including anthropogenic and manufactured nanoparticles, and irritant gases and solvents. The cellular dynamics of cardiac and pulmonary architecture, resident and infiltrating immunoeffectors and chemical milieu in precipitating COPD, airway hyperreactivity, primary and secondary infections and compromised pulmonary function, hypertension, and stroke are explored through didactic and applied case studies. Molecular and pathopharmacological mechanisms underlying risk, pathogenesis and intervention/management will be explored.

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