Headshot portrait of Rachel Bent - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Supported by: Dean of Research and VPUE
Mentor: Euan Ashley, Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular)

Rachel Bent is a rising junior majoring in human biology with a concentration in disease and human health. She hopes to pursue a medical career and has particular interest in cardiology. This summer she is conducting research at the Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease in the laboratory of Dr. Euan Ashley. She is working on a project to detect electrocardiographic (ECG) differences between athletes and patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a genetic heart condition. The hope is that this analysis will reveal ECG characteristics unique to patients with HCM and will influence policy in the screening of athletes for this disease.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2013:

Detection of Electrocardiographic Differences Between Athletes and Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Rachel Bent1, Marco Perez1,2, Victor Froelicher2, Euan Ashley1,2
[Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease1 and Department of Cardiovascular Medicine2, Stanford University]