Retinal Microvascular Signs in Angina and Coronary Artery Disease: the Australian Heart Eye Study (AHES) [ 2009 - 2012 ]

Also known as: The Australian Heart Eye Study (AHES)

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Paul Mitchell (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Gerald Liew A/Pr Pramesh Kovoor Dr Aravinda Thiagalingam Ms Elena Rochtchina

Brief description The Australian Heart Eye Study will determine whether vessel signs from the retina at the back of the eye are an independent marker of heart disease as assessed by a coronary angiogram. New imaging techniques permit a rapid assessment of these signs. This project could lead to the development of an innovative, non-invasive test that could be used to screen people for the risk of coronary heart disease, in addition to traditional risk factors like blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol and obesity.

Funding Amount $AUD 631,223.44

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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