SMALL VESSEL FUNCTION AND RECOVERY IN PATIENTS WITH HEART ATTACKS

Grant number: 1055846 | Funding period: 2013 - 2014

Completed

Abstract

Damage to the small vessels of the heart is a hallmark of heart attacks. Furthermore, small vessel dysfunction (MVD) is associated with a worse prognosis even in the presence of an unblocked major coronary artery following a heart attack. Using novel invasive assessments, we aim to analyse the prevalence and clinical predictors of MVD, assess the impact of MVD on short and long-term outcome after heart attack and address the impact of new treatments on MVD and heart muscle recovery.

University of Melbourne Researchers