Ask a Cardiologist – Questions & Answers about DCM
An Interactive Q&A Session
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 6:00 PM ET
Hosted by the DCM Foundation
Dr. Ray Hershberger, heart failure and transplant cardiologist and noted DCM researcher, will share key information related to heart disease, and be available to answer DCM-related audience questions.
Topics of the presentation will include:
- What is the heart? (An overview: Muscle, Electrical & Valve systems)
- Advanced DCM and heart transplant – an interview
- What is an ECG?
- What is a gene and what role does “family disease” play in heart function?
We will allow plenty of time for interactive Q&A during this session, so please join us to “ask a cardiologist” your DCM-related questions.
Please share the details of this webinar with individuals impacted by DCM and their families.
Presenter: Dr. Ray Hershberger – Cardiologist, noted DCM researcher, DCM Foundation board member.
Ray Hershberger, MD is a Professor of Medicine, a heart failure and transplant cardiologist, and a clinical and laboratory scientist who is the founder and Principal Investigator for the DCM (formerly, FDC) Research Project. He and his group continue their research efforts to discover and understand the genetics and genomics of human dilated cardiomyopathy and translate new knowledge into the practice of cardiovascular medicine.
In his current position at The Ohio State University College of Medicine since 2012, he directs the Division of Human Genetics in the Department of Internal Medicine and is jointly appointed in the Cardiovascular Division. He devotes his outpatient clinical effort to cardiovascular genetics and also serves with the in-patient heart failure and cardiac transplantation service.
In 2017, Dr. Hershberger joined the board of the DCM Foundation to further its mission of providing hope and resources to DCM patients and their family members.
Panelist: Dr. Kathy Crispell, Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Specialist; DCM Foundation board member.
Dr. Kathy Crispell was a Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant specialist at the Portland VA Medical Center. During her training at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), she participated in research studying DCM in families. Dr. Hershberger was her mentor. She remained at OHSU until 2003 when she was recruited by Northwest Kaiser Permanente (KPNW). Dr. Crispell retired from KPNW in 2015 but has continued to work part-time at the Portland VA Medical Center and back at OHSU as an Adjunct Associate Professor doing part-time work caring for patients with Advanced Heart Failure and after transplant.