Introduction to Cardiac Diseases
Introduction to Cardiac Diseases

Introduction to Cardiac Diseases

by Joseph Alpert, MD

Advanced Cardiology: Heart failure prevention and more

Cardiologists and doctors in general have to take into account various diseases and issues which threaten the functions of the human heart. In these cases, an average knowledge concerning cardiac physics and functions won't suffice, especially for medical students.

Within his role as medical director of the cardiac rehabilitation department, Dr. Joseph Alpert regularly examines complex aspects including heart failure, disorders of the endocardium, and hypertension.

He will also discuss:

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

Course Details

  • Videos 37
  • Duration 4:34 h
  • Quiz questions 137
  • 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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By Olanya A. on 17. May 2019 for Pathophysiology – Heart Failure

Many time i do not understand the pathology of heart failure, especially on compensatory mechanisms

It was a very good review!!!
By Tatiana M. on 13. May 2019 for Introduction to Cardiac Diseases

The course is really good if you have the basics or a review.

The explanations went direct to the point. Yes, I would recommend it.
By Mary M. on 11. March 2019 for Definition – Heart Failure

The explanations went direct to the point. Yes, I woul recpmment this lecture.

Simply perfect.
By Carlos F. on 06. March 2019 for Testing on Patients and Therapy – Heart Failure

I really like it, was the perfect words and way to use them