VIRTUAL CBAC Seminar: Karin Sipido (KU Leuven, University of Leuven, Belgium) – “Arrhythmias After Myocardial Infarction – of Myocytes and Fibroblasts”

December 8, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom conference (Virtual)

“Arrhythmias After Myocardial Infarction – of Myocytes and Fibroblasts”

This seminar is hosted by the Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center (CBAC).


Abstract:  Lethal arrhythmias after myocardial infarction (MI) are most often treated by ablation. Using a pig model of MI and human cardiac tissue, Karin Sipido’s lab explores the regional heterogeneity of cardiac remodeling after MI and search for cellular mechanisms that could be targeted through local non-invasive therapy.

Bio: Karin Sipido is Professor of Medicine and Head of Experimental Cardiology at the KU Leuven, the University of Leuven, Belgium. She holds an MD degree, trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology and holds a PhD in Physiology.

Her academic research focuses on cellular mechanisms of heart failure and arrhythmias. With collaborators in cardiac imaging and clinical electrophysiology, the research receives a broader clinical perspective.

She was an editorial board member of several leading cardiovascular journals; she was Associate Editor of the European Heart Journal and Editor-in-Chief of Cardiovascular Research 2013-2017. She was elected member of the Academia Europaea, Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, Fellow of the American Heart Association and of the International Society for Heart Research.

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