SPEAKER: Peter Schwartz, MD, from the IRCCS Instituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy
TOPIC: The Long QT Syndrome: A Paradigm to Understand and Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death. Novel Concepts
Peter J. Schwartz, MD, a Steven M. Gootter Foundation Visiting Professor in Sudden Cardiac Death Research, is the Director of the Center for Cardiac Arrhythmias of Genetic Origin and the Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Laboratory at the IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy. His major areas of interest and expertise are the long QT syndrome, the relationship between the autonomic nervous system and life-threatening arrhythmias, and the risk stratification for sudden death.
Currently, Dr. Schwartz is Fellow of the American Heart Association and the Council on Clinical Cardiology; American College of Cardiology; Heart Rhythm Society; European Society of Cardiology; European Heart Rhythm Association, and International Honorary Member of the Japanese College of Cardiology.
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