Professor Chris Semsarian, Head of Centenary Institute’s ‘Molecular Cardiology Program’ is featured in a NSW Health article. It highlights the advanced work that is being undertaken by researchers to better understand the heart and to treat cardiovascular disease.
Work by Professor Semsarian has shown that sudden cardiac deaths in young people are often due to genetic or inherited defects. His focus is on using genetic information to improve diagnosis, to initiate prevention and treatment strategies early in life and to help improve prognosis.
You can read more about Professor Semsarian, what inspires him as well as activities from other leading cardiologists here: https://www.medicalresearch.nsw.gov.au/scientists-solving-mysteries-of-the-heart/
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