Introduction to Cardiology
Introduction to Cardiology

Introduction to Cardiology

by Joseph Alpert, MD, Lecturio USMLE

Basic and advanced cardiology

The heart takes an important part both in the human body and medical studies. Its overall mechanics or problems intimidating its functionality need to be clear in every student's mind.

Dr. Joseph Alpert has gathered vast experience in the field of cardiology. He received his doctorate at the University of Arizona where he now works as Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation. During this course, he will present the fundamentals and specifics any cardiologist needs to know.

Additionally, the following topics are discussed:

  • Cardiovascular pharmacology
  • Overview of cardiovascular diseases
  • Disorders of the endocard
  • Hypertension

Course Details

  • Videos 14
  • Duration 8:35 h
  • Quiz questions 75
  • Topic reviews 18


Your Educators of course Introduction to Cardiology

 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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Want more depth
By Lucas S. on 27. September 2016 for Introduction to the Cardiac System

The content was well presented, but I wanted more depth. Too often the instructor made comments that indicated he was just going to do a brief overview. This isn't helpful for you to tell me the basics of what I already know. I need you to tell me what I don't know.

I love it.
By Angel E. on 10. September 2016 for Introduction to the Cardiac System

I like the delivery. It is formal without being stuffy. It delivers the information I need, without any useless digression. I would recommend this to anyone who needs to learn or review the basics of cardiology. And the best part is that it is not as expensive as some of the other services out there.

could cover topics in more detail
By Jacob R. on 03. September 2016 for Introduction to Cardiac Diseases

Some topics like ECG could be covered in much more depth. Not really at medical school exam depth

Good enoough
By Najmuddin N. on 26. August 2016 for Introduction to the Cardiac System

Good, simply and clearly understod. Good enoough for nurses. Regards

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