Event Date/Time: Sep 28, 2010
End Date/Time: Sep 28, 2010
Heart failure and sudden cardiac death is the leading cause of mortality in the US. Development of effective therapies has been hampered by a lack of understanding of the mechanisms that cause these disorders. This symposium reviews the biology and current therapeutic approaches for treating sudden cardiac death, and discusses current research efforts to identify useful molecular targets and useful therapeutic approaches to combat this disease. The goal is to provide a review of current clinical treatments, and a discussion of new approaches to address this unmet medical need.