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 138
  • 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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Inaudible at times.
By India B. on 21. September 2018 for Tricuspid Regurgitation – Valvular Heart Disease

There were some points in the lecture were the lecture was in audible. I read along and there were just dots in the space that i didn't understand what was being said. Over all it was very helpful

clear, to the point, engaging
By Indrit B. on 08. August 2018 for Introduction to Cardiac Diseases

I loved this course by Dr. Alpert. Very clear, I finally understand most cardio diseases. I agree also with most other collegues stating that perhaps would be useful to have responses to questions.

I was able to understand the topic well. Plus questions are provided to evaluate my learning. It was very good.
By Maritoni Jehannie G. on 28. July 2018 for Pathophysiology – Heart Failure

I was able to understand the topic well. Plus questions are provided to evaluate my learning. It was very good.

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.

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