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Pablo Lamata

Dr Pablo Lamata

Research Fellow

Organisation

King's College London

Research summary

Heart failure is a clinical condition where the heart is not able to pump enough blood, and its management is a major social problem, with 0.5 million patients and an annual cost of 0.75 billion in the UK. This project will develop new diagnostic tools to enable a better treatment of this disease. Specifically, new technology to characterise the ability of the heart to relax will be created. The new diagnostic indexes will measure how quickly the heart relaxes, the compliance of the muscle, and the pressure driving the blood flow during the filling phase of the heart cycle. The new technology will combine cutting-edge developments in medical imaging and computational physiology. Magnetic Resonance Images will capture the deformation of the cardiac structures and the velocity of the blood flow. Computational models, based on physiological and physical laws, will be personalised to each patient, revealing the hidden diagnostic parameters. The new diagnostic indexes will then help cardiologists to detect heart

Grants awarded

Diastolic-PM: diastolic biomarkers based on physiological models

Scheme: Sir Henry Dale Fellowship

Dates: Jan 2013 - Jan 2018

Value: £597,777