Document your CPD for FREE

Get started with Ausmed to document your CPD online

Cover image for lecture: A Heart-to-Heart About Cardiovascular Disease

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.


Portrait of Muthanna Al-Kaabi
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


20 Total Rating(s)
Generic portrait
Gary Macreadie
05 Dec 2019

Good overview of cardiovascular disease

Generic portrait
Kyla white
29 Nov 2019


Generic portrait
Kelly James
28 Nov 2019

Really enjoyed this lecture, particularly all of the statistics.

Generic portrait
Catherine Papadopoulos
26 Nov 2019

Well presented lecture with a good overview of heart disease. Interesting the fact that 18-44 year old females at higher risk in Australia which opposes world statistics. Further research in this would prove interesting

Portrait of Adele Gillies
Adele Gillies
21 Nov 2019

Great summary of a complex topic

Generic portrait
Estelle Maree Tucker
21 Nov 2019

Difficult to understand at first, accent possibly. Presented well, however the content was not in depth, required medications etc.

Generic portrait
Nicole Nicole
17 Nov 2019

Very informative and valuable resource. I was unaware that CVD is more prevalent in women aged 18-44 in Australia, worldwide it is males, then once male reach age 45 it is more prevalent worldwide than females. This has increased my understanding of CVD and the associated conditions that fall under CVD and the many associated risk factors

Generic portrait
Fiona Grainger
12 Nov 2019

This lecture reinforced my existing knowledge and gained new information also.