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Specialties

With the synergy of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and cardioestestists, the Cardio Center can offers less invasive surgical techniques and the most up-to-date intervention procedures.

Cardiocentro

Managed by a no-profit foundation integrated into the cantonal healthcare service, Cardiocentro Ticino is a state-of-the-art, highly specialized university clinic in Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Cardioestesthesia

Events – Conferences

Every year, an average of twelve scientific events of different character are organised at Cardiocentro Ticino. Considering the high level of scientific contents, as well as their quality, all of our events are acknowledged and accredited in the continuous training programme promoted, depending on the subject, by the Swiss Society of Cardiology, of Internal Medicine, of General Medicine, of Anaesthesiology and Cardiac Surgery.

State of Genetic Testing for Cardiomyopathies and Channelopathie

06.12.2019 - Sala Zwick Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, 12:00 - Michael J. Ackerman

Lecture Series 2019-2020

Announcement of a lecture in Lugano by Michael J. Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D., Cardiovascular Genomics Research Professor and Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pharmacology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (Director of Mayo Clinic’s Genetic Heart Rhythm/Long QT Syndrome Clinic and the Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory).

The lecture will be held on Friday, December 6th, 2019 titled “State of Genetic Testing for Cardiomyopathies and Channelopathies” at 12.00 at Zwick Conference Room, Cardiocentro Ticino.
We would strongly recommend clinical assistants, medical doctors, PhD students, postdocs and other researchers to participate to this interesting event.

On Michael J. Ackerman

Michael J. Ackerman is the Windland Smith Rice Cardiovascular Genomics Research Professor and Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pharmacology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Ackerman received his MD and PhD from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and residency and fellowship training in Pediatric and Pediatric Cardiology in the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. As Director of Mayo’s Genetic Heart Rhythm/Long QT Syndrome Clinic and the Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory, Dr. Ackerman strives to fulfill the two-fold objective of medical education and biomedical research as stated by Dr. Charles H. Mayo: “to heal the sick and to advance the science.” He has published over 550 articles and chapters across the continuum of basic, translational, and clinical research focusing on the cardiac channelopathies, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and sudden death in the young. Dr. Ackerman has also served as the president of the Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation since 2006. In 2015, he received Mayo Clinic’s Distinguished Clinician Award and in 2018, he received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Heart Rhythm Society and the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Pediatric Investigator Award.

References:

Characterization of the CACNA1C-R518C Missense Mutation in the Pathobiology of Long-QT Syndrome Using Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Cardiomyocytes Shows Action Potential Prolongation and L-Type Calcium Channel Perturbation.
Estes SI, Ye D, Zhou W, Dotzler SM, Tester DJ, Bos JM, Kim CSJ, Ackerman MJ. Circ Genom Precis Med. 2019 Aug;12(8):e002534. doi: 10.1161/CIRCGEN.119.002534

Findings of Uncertain Significance and a Family History of Sudden Death: Worth the FUSs?
Ackerman MJ, Giudicessi JR. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Aug 13;74(6):771-773. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.06.042.

The QT Interval.
Giudicessi JR, Noseworthy PA, Ackerman MJ. Circulation. 2019 Jun 11;139(24):2711-2713. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.039598

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