M2 Sequence Overview
Cardiovascular
Sequence Directors

Marshal Shlafer, Ph.D.
Professor, Pharmacology
Email: mshlafer@umich.edu

Kim A. Eagle, M.D.
Professor, Internal Medicine
Email: keagle@umich.edu

Assistant Coordinators:
Peter Hagan, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Email: phagan@umich.edu

Bradley Dyke, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Email: ddyke@umich.edu

Sequence Description

The purpose of the M2 Cardiovascular sequence is to teach the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of common diseases of the cardiovascular system. Relevant topics in physiology, clinical medicine, radiology, pharmacology and surgery are presented. Specific goals are as follows.

  1. Review clinically relevant physiology of the cardiovascular system.
  2. Learn the etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, physical examination characteristics, and laboratory abnormalities that characterize common cardiac and vascular diseases.
  3. Learn to formulate a differential diagnosis for patients with symptoms referable to the cardiovascular system.
  4. Identify the criteria necessary to diagnose cardiac and vascular disorders.
  5. Become familiar with pharmacologic agents and surgical procedures used to treat cardiovascular disorders.