Episode 04: A Step Ahead — Tools to Improve Diagnosis of Inherited Arrhythmias
In this episode, we speak with Dr. Robert Hamilton, children’s cardiologist, heart rhythm specialist and senior associate scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children and Research Institute in Toronto, Canada. He is a CANet Network Investigator and senior electrophysiologist managing an inherited arrhythmia clinic and has gained a unique perspective on the clinical impact of hereditary heart rhythm conditions on children and families.
Dr. Hamilton’s CANet-funded research focuses on expanding the understanding of inherited arrhythmia conditions that lead to sudden death and improving their diagnosis. He discusses the development and utility of highly accurate blood tests for conditions such as arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) and how such testing can lead to better, simpler, and earlier diagnosis for patients. His research has expanded to include other inherited arrhythmias and conditions such as Lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, Chagas disease, and Lyme disease.