An Important Message from our CSRC Investigator, Dr. Salim Idriss

Millions watched NFL player, Damar Hamlin have a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) last night on live TV. Based on the video of the event, and without any knowledge whatsoever if he had an underlying risk, it appears to be an episode of Commotio Cordis.  Commotio Cordis does not require cardiac disease. It is caused by induction of ventricular fibrillation by a cardiac trauma timed during the vulnerable period of the cardiac electrical cycle.

Scientific Programs Committee Chair Attends CEC Summit

CSRC Executive Committee member and Scientific Programs Committee Chair Jonathan Seltzer, MD, MBA, MA, attended the inaugural 2018 CEC Summit on September 26-27, 2018. This event, cohosted by the Duke Clinical Research Institute and Stanford Center for Clinical Research, brought together thought leaders from academia, industry, and government to establish consistent standards globally for clinical events classification (CEC) and adjudication in clinical trials.

Over the Edge for Cardiac Safety

Salim Idriss, MD, PhD, principal investigator for CSRC’s Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young initiative, is going Over the Edge for cardiac safety. What does this mean? Dr. Idriss is participating in the 2018 Over the Edge fundraiser on behalf of sudden cardiac death in the young initiatives. On Saturday, October 13, Dr. Idriss and Clare Matti, assistant director of Regulatory Services at the Duke Clinical Research Institute, will rappel 17 stories down the side of the historic 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Durham.