USE OF NOVEL CARDIAC IMAGING AND BLOOD TESTS TO HELP PREDICT OUTCOMES IN HEART FAILURE
Grant number: 1038383 | Funding period: 2012 - 2014
Heart failure (an inability of the heart to meet the bodyÍs metabolic requirements) is a major public health burden with high rates of death, hospitalisation, and reduced quality of life. Further research is required to investigate the underlying mechanisms. This project will analyse abnormalities in heart structure and function using new techniques in heart ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, and blood tests. Findings in this study may help to guide the development of future therapies to improve outcomes in patients with heart failure.
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Right Ventricular Global Longitudinal Strain Is an Independent Predictor of Right Ventricular Function: A Multimodality Study of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Real Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography and Speckle Tracking Echocardiography
Ken J Lu, Janet XC Chen, Konstantinos Profitis, Leighton G Kearney, Dimuth DeSilva, Gerard Smith, Michelle Ord, Susan Harberts, Paul Calafiore, Elizabeth Jones, Piyush M Srivastava
OBJECTIVES: Accurate assessment of right ventricular (RV) systolic function is important, as it is an established predictor of mor..