In vivo evaluation of coronary atheroma burden and its association with focal coronary endothelial function [ 2009 - 2012 ]

Also known as: The relationship between plaque build-up and relaxation properties in the coronary arteries

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Researchers: Dr Rishi Puri (Principal investigator)

Brief description Heart attacks remain the leading cause of death in the western world. It has been recently identified that the burden of plaque buildup in the coronary arteries is a major predictor of future heart attacks. Furthermore, it also known that impaired relaxation within the coronary arteries also increases the future risk of heart attacks. The dynamic relationship between these two critical factors remains unknown and an understanding of this is important for predicting future heart attacks.

Funding Amount $AUD 123,736.32

Funding Scheme NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships

Notes Medical Postgraduate Scholarship

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