Lee Eckhardt, MD, MS, is a clinical and cellular electrophysiologist with a research and clinical practice related to the study, treatment and prevention of genetic and acquired arrhythmia conditions. She directs both clinical and basic science arrhythmia research projects related to these interests with an overarching goal of prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD). She also co-directs the Inherited Arrhythmia Clinic and the Cardiac Arrest Prevention Program.
Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) and Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT)
The Eckhardt laboratory focuses on investigating the molecular mechanisms of inherited arrhythmia syndromes, Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) and Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT). Dr. Eckhardt is particularly interested in understanding the cellular dynamics, channel regulation and macromolecular complex for potassium inward rectifier channel family Kir2.x and how this related to inherited and acquired LQTS.
The Eckhardt Lab also studies the cellular mechanisms behind CPVT-like syndrome associated with Kir2.1 mutations. Learn more