Gilbert Gottfried’s Cause of Death: Dr. Khashayar Hematpour on Cardiovascular Disease – Ask Dr. Drew

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On April 12, 2022, legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried died from a recurrent ventricular tachycardia, reportedly due to myotonic dystrophy. Dr. Khashayar Hematpour – an expert on cardiovascular diseases and heart conditions – joins Ask Dr. Drew LIVE to discuss Gottfried’s death and the symptoms of his rare genetic disorder.

Dr. Khashayar Hematpour graduated with a Doctor of Medicine from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran. He completed his residency at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, New York. Then Dr. Hematpour finished his cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, and his cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at the Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.


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