Heart Failure: Basic Principles with Carlo Raj

Heart Failure: Basic Principles with Carlo Raj

by Carlo Raj, MD

There are many causes of heart failure (HF), including structural, genetic, and environmental factors. The assessment of HF should focus on elucidating any potentially reversible etiologies, as well as assessing any potential comorbidities that could complicate treatment. This may include a comprehensive metabolic panel, a complete blood count, iron and ferritin levels, and further specific testing guided by clinical history and physical examination. Cardiac-specific testing and prognostic factors for heart failure are often useful as well. The goal of therapy for chronic HF is to improve symptom management and quality of life, decrease hospitalizations, and decrease overall mortality associated with this disease.

Course Details

  • Videos 7
  • Duration 0:52 h
  • Quiz questions 28
  • Concept Pages 13


Your Educators of course Heart Failure: Basic Principles with Carlo Raj

 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.

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Unclear explanation of ALL the graphs
By Priyanka Dinesh N. on 09. December 2023 for Heart Failure: Basic Principles with Carlo Raj

The graphs were not explained well, really confusing. The presentation slides were not going with what the professor was saying.

By Yi?it Ka?an A. on 18. August 2021 for Systolic Dysfunction

As always, Dr. Raj is helping me understand. Absolutely love it.

Thank you Dr. Raj
By Yiğit Kağan A. on 17. August 2021 for Heart Failure: Basic Principles with Carlo Raj

Dr. Raj is an excellent teacher. He makes me wanna study more and I'm looking forward to listen to his lectures. I think he's one of the best in lecture and most definitely my favourite teacher thus far. Cardiology is hard to understand for stupid people no matter how hard he tries to simplify. I understand why other people don't like him. They want plain lectures where the lecturer reads slides only. Medicine is not for dummies fellas.

Bad language, bad graphical representation
By Marco-Aurelio D. on 13. August 2021 for Systolic Dysfunction

I have to repeat everything he says three times because of his way of expressing himself, I don't mean the accent, thats fine, but how he puts his sentences together for explaining something is confusing. This is being made way worse by the graphics and the fact that he can't point at what he actually means while he explains it. Also there is no legend to the curves that he explains.