Vascular Medicine

Vascular Medicine

by Joseph Alpert, MD

Vascular medicine is the branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting the blood vessels. Common conditions include atherosclerosis and peripheral arterial disease; venous diseases including deep vein thrombosis, vasculitides, and vascular malformations; and diseases of the lymph vessels.

For optimal comprehension, the student should have prior knowledge of the histological characteristics of arteries, veins, and lymph vessels, and the mechanisms of humoral and cell-mediated immunity. A thorough understanding of coagulation factors and the physiology of coagulation is encouraged.

Vascular diseases, most notably hypertension, are one of the most important public health concerns in the western world. The morbidity and complications associated with these vascular diseases can impair the function and quality of life of the affected individual.

Clinicians should be able to identify the most common signs and symptoms associated with vascular anomalies. Moreover, they should know the differences between pathologies that can be controlled at an outpatient level (e.g., mild hypertension) and those that require specialized or urgent care (e.g., deep vein thrombosis and subsequent pulmonary embolism).

Course Details

  • Videos 78
  • Duration 4:26 h
  • Quiz questions 162
  • Concept Pages 46


Your Educators of course Vascular Medicine

 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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Like all the lectures Of profesor Alpert this is very clear, and useful.
By Hilda Maria P. on 20. September 2023 for Atherosclerosis: Etiology

Like all the lectures Of profesor Alpert this is very clear, and useful. He explain slouly and know what student need to understand step by step. Thank you profesor Alpert.

Arterial Diseases by a professor Joseph Alpert, MD.
By Gulbanu S. on 20. September 2022 for Arterial Diseases

Arterial disease are explained superbly . Thank you very much indeed.

By José Manuel R. on 12. September 2022 for Deep Vein Thrombosis: Pathogenesis

It´s a really good video, enough infomration and a easy way to understand it.

Profesor Alpert is just great
By Paula O. on 05. January 2022 for Arterial Diseases

Prof. Jseph Alpert is amazing. He explains everything in such a clear and simple way that makes everything very easy. It all just makes perfect sense after listening to Profesor Alpert. I highly recommend his lectures