Introduction to Cardiac Diseases
Introduction to Cardiac Diseases

Introduction to Cardiac Diseases

by Joseph Alpert, MD

Advanced Cardiology: Preventing heart failures and more

Cardiologists and doctors in general have to face various diseases and issues threatening the functions of the human heart. Therefore, average knowledge concerning its physics and functions won't suffice for students of medicine.

Within his role as medical director of cardiac rehabilitation, Dr. Joseph Alpert regularly examines complex aspects like heart failures, disorders of the endocardium or hypertension.

Moreover he exemplifies:

  • Heart valve defect
  • Disorders of the myokard
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiac dysrhythmia

Course Details

  • Videos 37
  • Duration 4:32 h
  • Quiz questions 142
  • Articles 19


Your Educators of course Introduction to Cardiac Diseases

 Joseph Alpert, MD

Joseph Alpert, MD

Dr. Alpert is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Director of Coronary Care and Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at the University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine, Tucson, United States.

Before joining the UA, he worked at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester as Professor of Medicine, Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Vice Chairman of Medicine. From 1992 – 2006 he was also Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the UA College of Medicine.

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Simple and easy to understand! Wished there was more to come!
By Forin H. on 15. May 2018 for Testing on Patients and Therapy – Heart Failure

Explained everything in simple terms and I finally understand based on previous lectures and this one why we would use such drugs and when. Maybe more details into the mechanism (extra lecture) on such medications. I wished there were explanations on the questions. I'm not quite sure why aspirin would not be used if it could treat coagulating factors.

Good job!
By Fabio L. on 14. May 2018 for Introduction to Cardiac Diseases

Love it, complete, simple and reliable. Very competent teacher and nice slides

Clear, concise
By Elvia A S. on 11. May 2018 for Classification – Congenital Heart Disease

I find the instruction and examples beneficial. Dr. Alpert is clear and does not complicate a difficult subject.

He is a super brilliant Professor
By Khodr M. on 07. May 2018 for Other Forms of Therapy – Hypertension

He is a super brilliant Professor, Ich empfehle jeden Arzt und medizine-studenten zu sehen

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