PHYSIOLOGY OF ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES: FOCUS ON MICROVASCULAR DYSFUNCTION

Grant number: 1017638 | Funding period: 2011 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

Heart attacks,caused by blocked coronary arteries are an important public health concern.There are patients who have a worse outcome due to damage of small blood vessels that cannot be visualised with normal testing. New blood tests and invasive technology are available that can assess these small vessels.We plan to use these techniques to observe the extent of small blood vessel damage in patients with heart attacks and hope this will lead to better understanding of heart attacks and improved treatments.

University of Melbourne Researchers