Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the assessment of cardiac and pulmonary haemodynamics during exercise

  • Pieles, Guido E (Principal Investigator)
  • Tulloh, Robert M R (Co-Investigator)
  • Hamilton, Mark C K (Co-Principal Investigator)

Project Details

Description

Increased oxygen uptake and utilisation during exercise depend on adequate adaptations of blood flow in heart and lungs. Until now it has been impossible to image the heart during exercise due to technical limitations. Recent advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques allow for direct measurement of blood flow in aorta and lung vessels. We have developed and used these MRI techniques during exercise to assess the cardiovascular adaptations to exercise in the healthy heart and more importantly in patients with cardiovascular disease.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/04/121/10/15