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Sabine Huke, PhD
Novel Arrhythmia Mechanisms in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Research Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016
Familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common inherited cardiac disease resulting from mutations in genes encoding sarcomeric proteins. HCM mutations confer an increased risk for ventricular arrhythmias leading to sudden cardiac death at any age, although HCM is best known as a cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. However, the mechanisms that cause ventricular arrhythmias in young people with near normal cardiac structure are poorly understood.
About the Speaker:
Sabine Huke, PhD, is a research assistant professor in the division of clinical pharmacology at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is also a principle investigator on a national American Heart Association grant on calcium and cardiac arrhythmias.