Instructor: Datis Kharrazian, PhD, DHSc, DC, MS, MMSc, DACNB, DACBN, FACN

General Schedule: On Demand video replays

Credit Available: 12 hours total

Course Description

This course will provide an extensive literature review of the physiology and pathophysiology of cardiovascular and neurovascular syndromes.  A detailed review will be presented of evidence-based lifestyle, dietary, and nutritional applications that may impact normal vascular health. Evaluation of cardiovascular function with diagnostic imaging studies, vascular dynamic studies, laboratory tests, and physical examination will be conducted. The course will emphasize how to develop personalized dietary and lifestyle approaches to support vascular health.

Learning Objectives

  1. Conduct a comprehensive review of the physiology and pathophysiology of vascular dynamics.
  2. Present a comprehensive literature review of vascular risk factors.
  3. Review of the scientific literature for nutrients, dietary approaches, and lifestyle applications that impact vascular health.
  4. Clinical history, physical examination, and laboratory tests to identify risk factors that impact vascular health.
  5. Learn to develop an individualized and evidence-based clinical approach to optimize vascular health with diet, nutrition, and lifestyle strategies.

Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications

Part 1

Session 1: Introduction to Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Syndromes

  • Review of various types of cardiovascular and neurovascular syndromes presented in clinical practice
  • Clinical limitations and strengths of conventional and alternative medicine clinical models

Session 2: Vascular Pathophysiology

  • Review of normal vascular endothelial function
  • Review of the pathophysiology of vascular disease

Session 3:  The Physiological Web of Vascular Disease

  • Physiological and clinical risk factors that promote vascular disease
  • Vicious cycles involved with vascular disease
  • The impact of vascular disease on systems biology

Session 4: Nutraceutical that Impact Vascular Health

  • Literature review of nutraceuticals that impact vascular health

Session 5: Review of Part 1 and Questions

Part 2

Session 6:  Environmental, Dietary, and Lifestyle Risk Factors for Vascular Disease

  • Environmental chemicals and infections that impact cardiovascular disease
  • Dietary patterns that impact vascular health and disease
  • Lifestyle factors that impact vascular health and disease

Session 7: How to Clinically Evaluate Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Syndromes

  • Medical history and physical examination of cardiovascular and neurovascular syndromes
  • Laboratory test to evaluate vascular pathophysiology
  • Imaging and special studies to evaluate vascular disease

Session 8: How to Clinically Manage Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Syndromes

  • How to develop personalized and evidence-based dietary, lifestyle, and nutritional approaches to support vascular syndromes

Session 9:  Case Studies of Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Disorders

  • Clinical Case Studies

Session 10: Review of Part 2 and Questions