Pathology Unit

 
Lubov Mitrofanova, MD, DSc
Head of Pathology Unit

The Pathology Unit studies the problems of cardiac morphology:

  • Studies on the cardiac conduction system at the macroscopic (layer-by-layer dissection, organometry), histological (layered serial histological sections), histochemical, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural levels
  • Morphology, etiology and pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation with morphometric, immunohistochemical studies
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia with morphometric, immunohistochemical studies and objectification of differential diagnosis
  • Etiology and pathogenesis of myocarditis with studies on the broad spectrum of cardiotropic viruses
  • Etiology and pathogenesis of acquired valvular heart disease
  • Congenital cardiomyopathy with a full range of histochemical and immunohistochemical reactions to detect cardiomyocyte proteins
  • Sudden cardiovascular death
  • Vasculitis
  • Heart tumors
  • Studies of endomyocardial biopsy in various diseases and heart transplant

New research areas:

  • Morphological studies of myopathies and skeletal muscle dystrophy
  • Morphological and functional characteristics of the uterus at different ages and in CTD
  • Multi-factor evidence-based diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases – comparative MRI morphological study of macroscopic and histological sections in different projections

International ccollaboration:

  • Department of Cardiology Lund University Hospital (Sweden)
  • Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College (London, United Kingdom)
  • Department of Neuropathology, Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany)
  • Hospital de Hautepierre (Strasbourg, France)
  • Universita Vita-Salute San Raffaele (Milano, Italy)
  • Deutsches Herzzentrum (Berlin, Germany)
  • German Heart Institute (Berlin, Germany)

Participation in international conferences and congresses