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Bjorn C. Knollmann, MD, PhD
Calcium and Sudden Cardiac Death: From Genes to Teens to Finding Better Drugs
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Oates Institute for Experimental Therapeutics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016
In this seminar, Dr. Knollmann will discuss how abnormal calcium handling in the heart can generate irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia) leading to sudden cardiac death in children and young adults. He will also describe how to use genetic mouse models to discover basic arrhythmia mechanisms, and how this new knowledge can be applied to finding better drug therapies for patients.