Frank I. Marcus, MD
Frank Marcus is Professor of Medicine at the Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA. He reported the first clinical series of ARVC/D patients and continues to contribute to the understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. He is the principal investigator of the North American Multidiscipli-nary study of ARVC/D supported by the NHLBI, that consists of a registry, a data coordination center, a genetic laboratory and several international core laboratories.
Andrea Nava, MD
Andrea Nava is Professor of Cardiology at the University of Padua, Italy. He first recognized the familial occurrence of ARVC/D in the Veneto Region and has made major contributions to the early identification, discovery of defective genes and phenotypic expression of the disease. He is in charge of the family screening program that consists of clinical and genetic investigations.
Gaetano Thiene, MD
Gaetano Thiene is Professor of Cardiovascular Pathology and Director of the Institute of Pathological Anatomy at the University of Padua, Italy. He was trained both in Cardiology and Pathology. He first reported ARVC/D as a major cause of sudden, unexpected death in the young and in athletes and established diagnostic criteria for endomyocardial biopsy. He coordinates the European study and has implemented the European Registry of ARVC/D supported by the European Commission.
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