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Ms Carmen Tarifa

Spanish National Centre for Cardiovascular Research, Madrid (Spain)

Member of:

European Society of Cardiology

Dra Carmen Tarifa is a basic science electrophysiologist that developed her Ph.D. degree program in Medicine with an awarded Predoctoral Research Grant within the National Programme for Training Human Resources by The Autonomous University of Barcelona under the mentorship of Dr. Leif Hove-Madsen. During her Ph.D., she was a Cardiac Rhythm and Contraction Group member at the Biomedical Research Institutes IIBB-CSIC and IIB Sant Pau, focusing her research on the spatial distribution and remodeling of spontaneous calcium release events as a novel mechanism potentiating their ability to induce spontaneous electrical activity in AF. She is currently a post-doctoral scientist in Prof Silvia G Priori’s Molecular Cardiology laboratory at the Spanish National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) in Madrid where she studies ionic currents associated with inherited arrhythmia syndromes.

Differential effects of five risk variants for atrial fibrillation at the 4q25 region on L-type calcium current and transient inward currents in human atrial myocytes

Event: ESC Congress 2019

Topic: Arrhythmias

Session: Insight into atrial physiology and pathology


Adenosine A2A receptor activation induces afterdepolarizations in human atrial myocytes by selectively increasing the calcium spark frequency near the sarcolemma

Event: ESC Congress 2017

Topic: Mechanisms of arrhythmias

Session: Mechanisms of arrhythmias


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