In This Video
- The Mass General Corrigan Minehan Heart Center prepares future health care professionals and trains providers in innovative therapies and care. As part of these efforts, the center hosts regular grand rounds presentations from thought leaders and researchers on important cardiology topics
- Mass General cardiology fellows conduct short, videotaped interviews of each grand rounds speaker to capture the salient points of each lecture presentation
- In this video, Sekar Kathiresan, MD, director of the Center for Genomic Medicine, provides a high-level overview of his presentation on risk and protective genetic factors for myocardial infarction
Sekar Kathiresan, MD, director of Mass General's Center for Genomic Medicine, leverages human genetics to understand the root causes of heart attack and to improve preventive cardiac care. Among his scientific contributions, Dr. Kathiresan has helped highlight new biological mechanisms underlying heart attack, discovered mutations that protect against heart attack risk, and developed a genetic test for personalized heart attack prevention.
In this video, Dr. Kathiresan is interviewed by Senior Cardiology Fellow Krishna Aragam, MD, and provides a high-level overview of his grand rounds presentation on risk and protective genetic factors for myocardial infarction.
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