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Cardiovascular Surgical and Autopsy Pathology – “An Overview”


January 31 2023


3:00 pm - 3:50 pm


  • Dr. Mathieu Castonguay
    Dr. Mathieu Castonguay

    Dr. Castonguay practices surgical and autopsy cardiovascular and pulmonary pathology at the QE2 Health Sciences Centre, in Halifax, NS, and is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Surgery at Dalhousie University. He graduated from Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine, and completed residency in Anatomical Pathology at the University of Western Ontario and fellowship in Cardiovascular Pathology at the Mayo Clinic

This presentation will review a variety of cardiovascular pathology topics, in preparation for the RCPSC examination and for routine autopsy and surgical pathology practice.

At the end of the sessions, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize common causes of sudden cardiac death
  • Distinguish major subtypes of cardiomyopathy
  • Describe common causes of cardiac valvular dysfunction, and selected associations
  • Provide a histopathologic classification of vasculitis
  • Compare common cardiac tumours

Target Audience: Faculty, Residents, Medical Students

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