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Virtual Seminar: The Nervous Heart: Insights into Autonomic-Mediated Arrhythmias

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar presented by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

The Nervous Heart: Insights into Autonomic-Mediated Arrhythmias

Date: Jan. 29, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Access:
Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic faculty, staff, and students will be sent an email with Zoom login credentials. You can also watch the lecture live via our Live Webcast page. This presentation will be archived on this page after the lecture.

About This Lecture

Cardiac function is fine-tuned by the autonomic nervous system.  Emerging clinical evidence suggests that either too much or too little sympathetic nerve input to the heart can lead to lethal cardiac arrhythmias.  This talk will discuss sympathetic remodeling following myocardial infarction and the role of sympathetic activity in leading to ventricular arrhythmias.  Using animal models of myocardial infarction, in vivo neuro-modulatory approaches, and novel imaging techniques, we have probed the interplay between myocardial and nerve remodeling in contributing to cardiac arrhythmias.

Additional Details 

This is a free event hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and co-sponsored by the institute's Center for Heart and Reparative Medicine Research. The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program offers the expertise of a range of scientists who are exploring frontiers in biomedical research. These seminars are open to Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic faculty, students, and staff.

 

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