Cardiac Diseases
Cardiac Diseases

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 40
  • Duration 4:59 h
  • Quiz questions 137
  • Articles 19


Your Educators of course 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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Enjoyed the course. Thanks.
By Thiviet N. on 31. August 2019 for Other Forms of Therapy – Hypertension

Great explanations and easy to understand and follow lectures. It has been a pleasure to learn from this teacher.

Good Explanations
By Thiviet N. on 01. July 2019 for Tricuspid Regurgitation – Valvular Heart Disease

Dr. Alpert's videos really helped me with my studies. The explanations were clear and easy to follow. Thanks.

Dermatology and cardiology
By ALLAN K. on 27. June 2019 for Cardiac Diseases

revising and new insights to old subject for an old timer like myself from a developing country like Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Thanks a lot A. Kulunga

Good course on cardiology
By Glen C. on 15. June 2019 for Cardiac Diseases

Dr. Alpert is a very good presenter, but a little rushed and stiff, clearly not a medium he is comfortable with. Again, look for higher production value, I can get talking head slide shows from my school. Think 2D or 3D animation. This is great for the heart because it moves it does things. I have Netter, use it all the time. Show me tha SA-AV conduction path in 2D rotations, static and while the heart is beating. Make the POV an RBC and ride the currents through the heart, the lungs. Also, great for the congenital malformations. Show me a tet heart in motion, with flow lines , then show me that on U/S or ECG. And show me a patient with the condition. Step 2 isn't about the science factoids, it is about the clinical art, that means patients.