Cardiomyopathy – Top USMLE Diseases

Cardiomyopathy – Top USMLE Diseases

by Joseph Alpert, MD, Carlo Raj, MD, Brian Alverson, MD

Cardiomyopathy refers to anatomical and functional changes affecting the cardiac muscle. Cardiomyopathy results from many genetic causes or secondary diseases and leads to hypertrophy or dilatation of the heart. Heart failure and dysrhthmias will eventually develop due to abnormal contractility or electrical activity.

This lecture reviews cardiomyopathy and related pathology.

Course Details

  • Videos 9
  • Duration 0:58 h
  • Quiz questions 27
  • Concept Pages 5


Your Educators of course Cardiomyopathy – Top USMLE 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.

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.
He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.
Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

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needs video editing
By Alaena A. on 29. May 2021 for Cardiomyopathy in Children

Last few seconds of video doesn't help because there's already an update.

Excellent lecture as usual
By Jalil Z. on 06. October 2020 for Cardiomyopathy in Children

Excellent lecture, I think it's a group of disease which is not often spoken about.

Excellent lecture!
By Jalil Z. on 04. October 2020 for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HOCM)

Excellent lecture as usual. I did not know the frequency in the general population was so high. Thank you!

Concrete and high yield information.
By Daniel P. on 15. September 2020 for Secondary Dilated Cardiomyopathy – Cardiomyopathy

The topic it's well explained, clear and highly related to previous lectures.