by Joseph Alpert, 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 8
  • Duration 0:50 h
  • Quiz questions 25
  • Articles 3


Your Educators of course Cardiomyopathy

 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.

 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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Perfectally fine lecture
By sam t. on 04. March 2019 for Secondary Dilated Cardiomyopathy – Cardiomyopathy

Good lecture. dont understand why someone gave it only a one

no clear classification
By lecturio l. on 09. February 2019 for Secondary Dilated Cardiomyopathy – Cardiomyopathy

totally misleading in explaining the classification of different types of cardiomyopathies .