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Overview of the Course – Overview of Vascular Diseases

by Joseph Alpert, MD
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    00:00 here. These are all of the vascular diseases that will be covered in the advanced part of the lecture series. You can see arterial diseases; there are inflammatory diseases of both the arteries and the veins; diseases of the aorta, for example dissection – a tear in the aorta; venous disease such as thrombosis – that is a clot forming there that can break off and cause pulmonary embolism; we’ll talk about congenital malformations – that is abnormal constructions in the arteries and veins that are in the infant when the infant is born; and, finally, the much rarer diseases of the lymphatic system.

    00:40 And here are some examples of what we’ll talk about in each of these areas in the advanced series.

    00:47 In arterial diseases, we’ll talk about Raynaud’s disease, Buerger's disease, carotid-artery stenosis and PAD – which is peripheral arterial disease.

    00:57 Under inflammatory diseases, we’ll talk about inflammation of large vessels – so called vasculitis – or inflammation of medium-sized vessels – vasculitis – or inflammation of small vessels – vasculitis.

    01:11 In the area of diseases of the aorta, we’ll talk about aortic dissection, aortic aneurysms and renal artery stenosis or narrowing. There’s two forms there: one form from atherosclerosis and one form that’s congenital.

    01:25 We’ll talk about venous disease: pulmonary embolism, deep venous thrombosis – that is clots in the veins – and even varicose veins, which are usually a cosmetic problem but can develop clots and give some problems that are more severe than just cosmetic.

    01:43 We will also be talking about congenital malformations such as hemangiomas, cavernomas and malformations of the aorta. Hemangiomas and cavernomas can be sometimes seen on the skin and sometimes can be in the brain and can bleed and cause strokes. And that can be quite serious.

    02:02 And finally, we’ll talk about diseases of the lymphatic system: elephantiasis. That is usually the result of a parasite infection usually seen only in Africa. And then we’ll also talk about lymphatic cysts, which are congenital and, usually, much more benign.

    02:19 So this is what you can look forward to if you follow through with the advanced part of this lecture series.

    02:25 So, in summary, we’ve talked about terminology such as sclerosis, embolism, thrombosis, stenosis,


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