Cardiac imaging in heart disease


We currently have a number of projects related to developing and using cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques in order to better diagnose and treat heart disease, as well as understand the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms.


Professor Martin Ugander

Research Location

North Shore - Kolling Institute of Medical Research

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Our group seeks to improve diagnosis and develop new treatment options for patients with heart disease. In particular, the projects seek to better diagnose, treat, and understand heart disease using imaging and diagnostic techniques including cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging, echocardiography, x-ray computed tomography (CT), cardiovascular nuclear imaging, and electrocardiography (ECG).
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Our current research specifically focuses on the challenges related to:
1. Inefficient filling of the heart - diastolic dysfunction
2. Thick walls of the heart - left ventricular hypertrophy
3. A reduction in blood flow to the smallest vessels of the heart - coronary microvascular dysfunction
4. How these disease manifestations relate to both chest pain and heart failure, in particular heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)

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cardiac imaging, cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging, CMR, MRI, Echocardiography, electrocardiography, ECG, heart failure, myocarditis, Coronary artery disease, Myocardial infarction, coronary microvascular dysfunction, diastolic dysfunction, Hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, Clinical Research, translational research, basic cardiac pumping physiology, pathophysiology, therapy, mechanisms, clinical trials

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2806