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Christine Tompkins, MD

Sex Differences in Cardiac Arrhythmias


For unclear reasons, men and women exhibit very different vulnerabilities to certain types of arrhythmias. The focus of Dr. Tompkins’ application is to investigate the electrical properties that underlie this gender dimorphism and determine how these properties are influenced by sex hormones. 

Studies will include analysis of novel electrophysiologic parameters in human subjects and ion channel function in animal models.