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 4:32 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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By Mercy a. on 12. November 2018 for Introduction to Cardiac Diseases

He is a great teacher made cardiac arrhythmias so easy! As a nursing student, i did not realize how important it was to have an in-depth understanding of human anatomy including the heart.

This is the best
By Zakaria G. on 26. September 2018 for Introduction to Cardiac Diseases

Thank you very much This time I really understand some of the cardiac diseases I loved the way you explained the ecg Almost all are perfect I don't know how to appreciate

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.

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