Physiology seminar: Arrhythmias in right heart failure Event as iCalendar

28 January 2014

1 - 2pm

Venue: Seminar Room 503-028, Building 503, 85 Park Road, Grafton

The right ventricle is structurally and functionally different from the left ventricle, has distinctive pathologies and is much less studied than the left. We are using an animal model to study changes in right ventricular structure, contractile and electrical activity in right ventricular failure caused by pulmonary hypertension, linking these to changes in gene expression and in vivo cardiac function.

The presentation will discuss potential mechanisms of arrhythmias, treatment and relevance to human patients.

Ed White is Professor of Cardiac Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences and Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Leeds, UK and Visiting Professor, L'Institut de rythmologie et modélisation cardiaque (LIRYC) at the Universities  de Bordeaux, France. Professor White has recently been visiting the Muscle Cell Function Laboratory in the Department of Physiology.


For further information please contact: Dr Marie Ward Email: m.ward@auckland.ac.nz