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 0:39 h
  • Quiz questions 23
  • Articles 2


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

 Peter Ward, PhD

Peter Ward, PhD

Peter J. Ward, Ph.D. has been teaching embryology, anatomy, histology, and neuroscience since 2005. He attended Carnegie Mellon University and later earned a Ph.D. in medical anatomy education from Purdue University. Dr. Ward enjoys finding ways to simplify the complex processes involved in human development and highlights the clinically-important aspects of embryology. Throughout these lectures, Dr. Ward shows how embryonic structures morph into the mature organs and other structures of the human body.

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Audio-Video Issue
By Andrey K. on 12. February 2019 for Shunts Present in Congenital Heart Diseases

Dr Ward is all good but the Audio-Video do not line up for this video.

Way better than PPP from the book
By Jennifer H. on 29. January 2019 for Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) – Top USMLE Diseases

Found on YouTube - Signed up for membership!!! Now I UNDERSTAND CHD - I could only read the PPP so many times.

Clear, concise
By Elvia A S. on 11. May 2018 for Classification – Congenital Heart Disease

I find the instruction and examples beneficial. Dr. Alpert is clear and does not complicate a difficult subject.

Could use imaging
By Bjarni J. on 07. November 2017 for Conclusion – Congenital Heart Disease

Could really include some of the image diagnoses, seeing as you talk about them. Other than that good lecture.