Inflammatory Vascular Diseases
Inflammatory Vascular Diseases

Inflammatory Vascular Diseases

by Joseph Alpert, MD

Vasculitis (literally meaning “inflammation of vessels”) refers to a group of disorders that share clinical, laboratory, and pathophysiologic findings. The type of blood vessel affected and the site(s) of involvement are variable and influence clinical features of each specific subtype of the disorder. Vasculitis may occur as a primary process or may also be secondary to another underlying disease. Primary systemic vasculitides, in which the vasculitis is not secondary to some underlying disease, are often multisystem disorders that many different specialists need to be aware of. Recognizing the constellation of symptoms specific to various vasculitides may help save someone’s life.

Course Details

  • Videos 6
  • Duration 0:15 h
  • Quiz questions 11
  • Concept Pages 9


Your Educators of course Inflammatory Vascular 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.

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