PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF CHRONIC HEART AND KIDNEY DISEASE VIA EPIDEMIOLOGICAL, PHARMACOLOGICAL DEVICE AND CELL-BASED APPROACHES

Grant number: 546272 | Funding period: 2010 - 2014

Completed

Abstract

Heart failure describes where the heart cannot pump adequately to meet the needs of the body. This condition has a high mortality despite recent advances in therapy, therefore, there is an urgent need for new approaches to this condition. The present grant aims to: (1) identify patients at high-risk for future development of this condition where early intervention with drugs may reduce or prevent the development of new heart failure; (2) use novel drugs, devices and stem cell therapies to identify ways to better treat patients with existing disease; (3) focus on the effect of heart failure on the kidney and vice versa via early diagnosis and treatment strategies

University of Melbourne Researchers