one of the common themes in autopsy pathology is the reality that a cardiac lesion may encountered without there being pre-mortem signs/symptoms. the significance is often unclear and several possibilities exist.
do respond with your thoughts on this case.
an MV lesion of unclear significance
here is a sudden death case
feedback / thoughts would be appreciated
left venticle scarring
please do have a look at the case and make comments as you see fit
congenital heart block query
please have a look and make comment/s
ukcpn case 5.3.17
please have a look at the case and make comment/s
case 4.3.17 UKCPN
so, spring beckons and I am gearing up to try and add some pages/resource to the site. watch this space !
part of this will be data from the meeting presentations.
part will be more cases for discussion.
in the interim, if you do not have the glass slides from the EQA, please try the digital version.
the question sheet is listed here:
Cardiac EQA series 5
the link to the slides is: http://histopathology-training-sheffield.org.uk/course-information/cardiovascular-pathology/
I will try to post later the prior years slides and case data/answers.
please send answers to dr martin goddard, papworth
here is a case (also on the discussion case page)
The UK Cardiac Pathology Network seeks to promote best practice and knowledge in cardiac pathology cases
The UK Cardiac Pathology Network (UK-CPN) was set up in 2006 after the publication of the NHS National Service Framework Chapter 8 document “Arrhythmia and sudden death”. This publication recognised the need for effective and accurate cardiac pathology services across the United Kingdom.
The goals of the group were primarily to provide a network for cardiac disease-interested pathologists to refer cases to one another, and also to provide the setting for general pathologists to refer cases inwards.
Secondly, the network group decided that regular teaching should be available for those at consultant and trainee level in order to enhance cardiac pathology understanding and skills.
The third activity was the introduction of a Department of Health funded database of cardiac pathology. Whilst this was active for several years, the funding was later withdrawn and the content data was subsumed in to another database.