Despite similar levels of LV dysfunction, patients with heart failure vary in their ability to function. This is yet to be adequately explained and may relate to how the heart and arterial system interact (ventriculovascular coupling). Sometimes the best treatements involve mechanical devices (Left Ventricular assist devices), although again the interaction with the arterial system is significant. As part of the Heart Failure & Transplant Unit, these, and other areas, are investigated.
Broad Research Areas:
Cardiology and Vascular Disease, Physiology, Biomedical Engineering, Transplantation, Clinical Research
BMedSc MB BS MD UNSW, FRACP
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Fellow Royal Asutralasian College of Physicians, Fellow Cardiac Society Australia and New Zealand, National Heart Foundation of Australia - Vice President NSW Division
Specific Research Keywords:
Cardiomyopathy, Echocardiography, Cardiovascular regulation, Mechanical circulatory support devices, Arterial Function