Birgit Funke
Birgit Funke, Phd, Facmg

Director of Clinical Research and Development,
Laboratory for Molecular Medicine,
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Neal Lakdawala
Neal Lakdawala, MD

Cardiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Accredited by

Harvard Medical School

Course Description

This CME activity provides a comprehensive case-based overview of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC), a disease of the heart muscle characterized by fibrofatty replacement of the myocardium. ARVC is now known to have a genetic basis, and genetic tests scanning the most commonly mutated genes are available for clinical use. The disease is an important cause of sudden cardiac death; emphasizing the importance of accurate diagnosis and consideration of at-risk family members. Through practical and educational case studies, this course provides an overview of the clinical and molecular features of ARVC, as well as issues surrounding genetic testing.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Accurately diagnose ARVC in the clinical setting
- Recognize familial inheritance of a disorders that exhibits reduced penetrance and clinical variability
- Understand a laboratory report detailing genetic test results
- Interpret sequence variants

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Expiration Date:2018-Jan-08
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes

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