Venous Diseases
Venous Diseases

Venous Diseases

by Joseph Alpert, MD

Venous diseases can range from venous insufficiency and varicosities to life-threatening pulmonary embolisms. Pathology in the veins, especially deep venous thrombosis leading to pulmonary embolism, can prove catastrophic. Therefore, it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of DVT and pulmonary embolism, including those identified via patient history, physical examination, laboratory studies, and proper imaging evaluation, when indicated. On the flip side, over-testing can lead to false positives and high cost to the healthcare system, so a guideline-based approach may prove most effective and is worth committing to memory.

Course Details

  • Videos 22
  • Duration 1:02 h
  • Quiz questions 42
  • Concept Pages 7


Your Educators of course Venous 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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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.

Varicose vein
By Malakamir M. on 12. August 2021 for Varicose Veins: Symptoms

With all respect, this lecture is suitable for non physician audiences.

By Malakamir M. on 12. August 2021 for Thrombosis: Summary

Very primitive, nothing said about the diagnosis/treatment of DVT-PE etc.

Like his lectures
By Kari H. on 23. March 2021 for Varicose Veins: Diagnosis

Joseph Alpert is very organized and thorough in his lectures. He is a great teacher.