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.
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
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