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
  • Articles 3


Your Educators of course Cardiomyopathy – Top USMLE 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.

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

You probably know MD Edward Goljan and his Rapid Review Pathology Series. But do you know the "new" Goljan? His name is Carlo Raj and he is currently following his mentor's footsteps by presenting you pathology as you have never experienced before.

Carlo Raj has earned his MD at the Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and continued his medical career as international lecturer and author—both assisting MD Edward Goljan and later on his own. Today he is CEO of Indus Intellect, whose goal it is to spread medical knowledge across the globe.

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD is the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Brown University in Providence, RI. He has been active in pediatric education and research for 15 years.He has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools. He is an author of the book "Step Up to Pediatrics" and over 40 peer reviewed articles. Dr. Alverson has extensive experience in preparing students for the USMLE exams and has test writing experience as well.

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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.