What makes your heart stop?
Sudden cardiac death affects around 30,000 Australians each year and claims the lives of two to three young Australians under 35 each week. Scarily, the first sign that anything is wrong may simply be death. What are the common triggers that can lead to a heart attack? Who is most at risk – and what can you do to help save a life?
Chris Semsarian is an internationally renowned cardiologist and scientist studying genetic heart disease and sudden death, and the management of individuals and families with or at risk of inherited cardiac disorders. He is the director of the Genetic Heart Disease and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and director of the Australian Genetic Heart Disease Registry. His research focuses on identifying new genes in cardiovascular disease, revealing the molecular basis of how these genes lead to clinical manifestations, and evaluating the role of modifying factors in clinical disease development and progression.
6:00 PM @ harpoon harry
(40/44 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills NSW 2010)
* Entrance over 18