Identify the pathology and causes of sudden cardiac death in the young (< 35 years). Understand the importance of postmortem genetic testing and the importance of evaluating surviving family members after a sudden cardiac death.
Target Audience: Medical Examiners, Genetic Counselors & Physicians
1) Apply a parent’s perspective – one who has experienced sudden death and loss of two children – to the need for cascade screening and postmortem genetic testing
2) Identify the pathology and causes of sudden cardiac death and identify how to improve accuracy in a sudden death case in someone < 35 years of age
3) Summarize a multidisciplinary approach with postmortem genetic testing – and clinical evaluation of surviving family members – to help form a diagnostic pathway and establish preventative strategies for the family