by Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Atherosclerosis, the inflammatory accumulation of intraluminal, lipid-filled plaque within arteries, is thought to be at least partially responsible for nearly half of the mortality in Western societies. It particularly affects regions of disturbed non-laminar flow at branch points in the arteries and is considered a primary cause of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, resulting in heart attacks, stroke, and peripheral arterial disease. Prompt diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of ischemic complications is the gold standard in preventing mortality.

Course Details

  • Videos 17
  • Duration 1:51 h
  • Quiz questions 55
  • Concept Pages 1


Your Educators of course Atherosclerosis

 Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Dr. Richard N. Mitchell is the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, USA.

He obtained his PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from Rockefeller University in 1980, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1984. Currently, he is Program Director of the Health Sciences and Technology Education and Curriculum at Harvard Medical School.

Due to his achievements, he earned the ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award in 2013.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Mitchell teaches courses on Pathology.

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By Fatih T. on 11. April 2022 for Atherosclerosis

I think Richard is the best, I really enjoy his lectures and understand the complex topics easliy,thank you very much

Great job
By Karol M. on 04. November 2021 for Atherosclerosis

The way he explained was perfect and it helped alot