Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) – Top USMLE Diseases

Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) – Top USMLE Diseases

by Joseph Alpert, MD, Peter Ward, PhD

Congenital heart diseases are a group of anatomical heart anomalies that are present since birth. Various causes are implicated in congenital heart diseases, including intrauterine infections, medications, and genetic factors. These congenital anomalies are associated with failure to thrive, heart failure, respiratory problems and precipitation of infection.

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Course Details

  • Videos 5
  • Duration 0:38 h
  • Quiz questions 21
  • Concept Pages 9


Your Educators of course Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) – 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.

 Peter Ward, PhD

Peter Ward, PhD

Dr. Peter J. Ward is a Professor of Gross Anatomy at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in West Virginia, USA.
He obtained his PhD in Medical Anatomy Education from Purdue University in 2005. Currently, he is a respected teacher and researcher in the fields of anatomy, histology, embryology, neuroscience and approaches to learning and teaching.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ward teaches courses on Embryology.

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Obstructive Congenital Heart Lesions – Congenital Heart Disease
By WAFAA M. on 15. October 2021 for Obstructive Congenital Heart Lesions – Congenital Heart Disease

Perfect lecture, clear presentation efficient concise knowledge. He has great vocals and phonations .

Sweet and clear explanation!
By Esmeralda G. on 08. July 2021 for Shunts Present in Congenital Heart Diseases

Awesome, this really comes in handy with the congenital heart diseases from Paediatrics, thanks Dr. Peter for being clear and giving us the key-points!

Claro pero corto y muy breve
By Andie L. on 16. July 2020 for Shunts Present in Congenital Heart Diseases

El doctor explica claramente los temas, pero ayudaría mucho más a los estudiantes si explicaran las patologias faltantes que causan shunt

great into video to congenital heart diseases
By Christina Z. on 10. December 2019 for Conclusion – Congenital Heart Disease

Thank you! a great preview into a subject that we didn't get to cover well in class.