The haemodynamic effects of cardiac compression by large hiatal hernia and the relationship to exercise impairment. [ 2012 - 2015 ]

Also known as: Cardiac compression and exercise capacity in patients with large hiatal hernia.

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Christopher Naoum (Principal investigator)

Brief description Large hiatal herniae (HH) often cause debilitating exercise intolerance - the mechanism of which is unknown. This project will define the functional and haemodynamic significance of cardiac compression in patients with large HH, providing new insights into the mechanism of exercise impairment in these patients as well as clinical tools for pre-operative selection of patients likely to benefit most from surgical repair.

Funding Amount $AUD 117,270.80

Funding Scheme Postgraduate Scholarships

Notes Medical/Dental Postgraduate Scholarship

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