Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia or CPVT is a condition that results in ventricular rhythm problems (bidirectional and polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation) that can cause fainting or sudden death. Events usually occur with exercise or during stress. CPVT is caused by abnormalities in the way the heart muscle cells handle calcium.

This free webinar, last in a three-part series, is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about diagnostic and treatment approaches for CPVT from world renowned expert Dr. Silvia Priori.

Speaker: Silvia Priori, M.D., Ph.D.

Scientific Director and Cardiology Division Head of the Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri Network
Professor of Cardiology, University of Pavia
Panel Member, Committee for the Horizon 2020 Program of the European Community
Professor of Medicine, New York University

Professor Priori has been involved in the study of inherited arrhythmias and investigated the molecular basis of cardiac excitability both at clinical and experimental level. Her research laboratories, in Italy and New York, have contributed to define fundamental mechanisms of arrhythmogenesis and abnormalities of intracellular calcium that cause sudden cardiac death patients with inherited arrhythmias. More recently, Professor Priori’s research has focused on the development of molecular therapies for inherited arrhythmias.

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