A Heart-to-Heart About Cardiovascular Disease

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Lecture Overview

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an umbrella term used to describe a variety of conditions related to the cardiovascular system. Recent media coverage has made it abundantly clear that in our community, the risks of CVD is rapidly increasing. Watch this session to increase your understanding of CVD, the conditions that fall under this term and the associated risk factors.


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Muthanna Al-Kaabi

Dr Muthanna Al-Kaabi is an international general practitioner and an Australian Endeavour Leadership Program recipient and alumni, currently lecturing pharmacology and pathophysiology for the Bachelor of Nursing, Midwifery, and Biomedicine students at Victoria University. He previously completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Tasmania on top of his academic achievements, as well as finalising a degree in Leadership and Management. He has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years, gaining experience in common chronic diseases especially those related to the cardiovascular system. He also worked overseas as an assistant professor in academic and health institutes where he carries a mission in teaching medicine and biomedical sciences as well as in active involvement in charity medical services for humanitarian projects to provide relief for vulnerable people. See Educator Profile