This lecture will focus on critical roles surrounding the diagnosis of cardiac diseases and abnormalities on forensic cases when the heart is examined after the valvectomy. This lecture will explore the process in which diagnosis can be made utilizing spec sheets and anatomical identifiers provided by processing technicians to the forensic cardiac pathologists’ to enable their ability to diagnose disease and abnormalities on hearts follow dissection and how the recovery can impact this examination.
- Know about the destination of heart remnants.
- Understand the importance of pathologic examination of heart tissue.
- Recognize the limitations created by donation.
- Recognize the connection between procurement, patient history and pathologic diagnoses on heart remnants.
- Review interesting diagnoses found in post-valve recovery donor hearts.
Dr. Emily Duncanson is a cardiovascular and forensic pathologist. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed an anatomic pathology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan and a two-year forensic pathology fellowship at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York, including a year of forensic cardiovascular pathology. She has been a cardiovascular pathologist at the Jesse E Edwards Registry of Cardiovascular Disease since 2008 along with Dr. Shannon Mackey-Bojack. The Registry pathologists examine almost 2000 postmortem cardiac specimens per year, including over 1500 post-valve recovery donor hearts.
Diagnosing Cardiac Disease & Abnormalities After Valvectomy
Speaker: Dr. Emily Duncanson, Cardiovascular Pathologist: The Jesse E. Edwards Registry of Cardiovascular Disease
Day: January 24, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST