EM1602J "Cardiac Regeneration: More Hope, Less Hype" (IM GR-022616)

The purpose of this presentation is to highlight the recent advances in the field of cardiac regeneration, a field notorious for being highly polarized and contentious. We will discuss the various strategies that have been used in an attempt to regenerate the human heart, the current consensus in the filed, and the new emerging regeneration strategies.

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Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the underlying progressive nature of cardiomyopathy and the current available treatment options.
  • List the most widely tested strategies for heart regeneration, and outline the major findings of recent clinical trials that tested these strategies.
  • Gain mechanistic insights into the endogenous regenerative properties of the mammalian heart, and the role of cardiomyocyte proliferation in heart regeneration.
Course summary
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  • 1.00 AMA
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J. Fred Schoelkopf, Jr., Chair in Cardiology
Associate Professor
Division of Cardiology

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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