Cardiac Diseases
Cardiac Diseases

Cardiac Diseases

by Joseph Alpert, MD

Cardiology is the branch of medicine that specializes in the study, diagnosis, and management of pathologies affecting the heart. Dysfunction of the cardiac pump can manifest in several ways depending on the underlying cause. Respiratory signs and symptoms are common in the case of poor cardiac performance or inadequate oxygenation of blood.

In this course, the student will be given overview of heart failure, congenital heart diseases, valvular diseases, coronary artery disease, the different types of cardiomyopathies, cardiac dysrhythmias, and hypertension.

For optimal understanding, the student should be familiar with the anatomy of the heart, with special emphasis on coronary circulation and the conduction system, and cardiac physiology, with special attention to the cardiac cycle and membrane potential.

Course Details

  • Videos 40
  • Duration 5:13 h
  • Quiz questions 152
  • Concept Pages 32


Your Educators of course Cardiac Diseases

 Joseph Alpert, MD

Joseph Alpert, MD

Dr. Joseph Alpert is the Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Director of Coronary Care and Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at the University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine, USA.
He obtained his Medical Degree cum laude from Harvard Medical School in 1969. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Association of Professors of Medicine, and Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Medicine.
Due to his achievements, he earned the Gifted Teacher Award from the American College of Cardiology in 2004.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Alpert teaches courses on Cardiology and the Cardiac System.

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La insuficiencia cardíaca explicada de forma clara y precisa.
By Ana Laura P. on 19. January 2023 for Definition – Heart Failure

Clarísimo, la explicación es breve, clara y precisa. Me ha gustado mucho.

Good presentation.
By Sachithanandam K. on 06. January 2023 for Cardiac Diseases

Used simple language to explain complex concepts. Presentation is also good.

I am an internist in Ethiopia just looking to update and upgread my self . I would like all internal medicine lectures.
By markos g. on 18. December 2022 for Cardiac Diseases

So interesting ! And simplified as well. I like it very much. And thanks a lot.

Great lectures, as always
By Aleksandra F. on 30. November 2022 for Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System – Hypertension

Dr. Alpert is incredibly knowledgeable and explains everything in such an easy way. Everything makes a lot more sense now. Thank you!