Dr. Luisa Mestroni
Department of Cardiology,
Ospedali Riuniti and University of Trieste,
Strada di Fiume, 447, 34149 – Trieste, ITALY
Dr. Luisa Mestroni from the University of Trieste (Italy) is part of a leading international referral center specialized in heart failure and cardiomyopathies. In Trieste, Prof. Mestroni has together with Prof. Sinagra (Cardiology Department Head, University of Trieste Hospital) enrolled, studied and followed-up patients with chronic heart failure for the past 30 years, and the collected clinical data, DNA and heart tissues include presently over 1700 patients. Of particular relevance to SarcoSi are families that harbour mutations in the titin gene. Within this network, we hope to clarify the mechanism that lie behind the heart damaging nature of these titin mutations.