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#4: Genetic heart-rhythm diseases with Dr Michael AckermanApr 19, 2012 11:50 EDT
Dr Michael Ackerman, professor of medicine, pediatrics, and pharmacology, with a particular interest in cardiac arrhythmias, joins the show to discuss heritable arrhythmia syndromes.
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Dr Gersh has no relevant financial disclosures.
Dr Ackerman has served as a consultant for Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, St Jude Medical, and Transgenomic—each less than $10 000 annually. He receives intellectual property/royalties from Transgenomic (FAMILION-LQTS and FAMILION-CPVT genetic tests)—less than $50 000 in past 12 months.