Djordje Jakovljevic

Professor and Research Lead, Dr

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    Cardiovascular implications of Covid-19 in middle-age and older people.

    • 1334 Citations
    • 21 h-Index

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    Personal profile


    Dr Djordje Jakovljevic joined the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences of Coventry University in July 2020 as a Professor and Research Lead in Cardiovascular and Lifestyle Medicine. Between 2009 and 2020, he developed and successfully led research programme in cardiovascular ageing and heart failure under academic mentorship of Professor Sir Doug Turnbull at Faculty of Medical Sciences of Newcastle University. Djordje completed Doctoral training in heart failure and clinical cardiovascular physiology at Buckinghamshire University and Harefield Hospital under mentorship of Professor David Brodie and Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub. Prior to doctoral training he also completed a MSc (Brunel University, London) and BSc (University of Belgrade, Serbia). Due to excellent academic achievements at undergraduate and postgraduate studies he received several highly prestigious scholarships and awards, including those from the Royal Family of Serbia, Government of Serbia, Brunel and Buckinghamshire Universities. 

    Research Interests

    Development, evaluation and implementation of novel interventions and technologies to improve prevention, diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases. Our research has particularly focused on heart failure, from improving diagnosis and rehabilitation, to treatment and recovery of advanced heart failure using mechanical circulatory support. The research has further improved understanding of cardiovascular physiological and molecular changes with ageing and their malleability with lifestyle (physical activity and exercise) and pharmacological interventions to prevent onset of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.   

    Vision Statement

    We endeavour a multidisciplinary cardiovascular research with colleagues at Coventry University, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, national and international partners, to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease and heart failure, leading to improved length and quality of life of people across the world.    

    External positions

    Newcastle University

    University of Belgrade


    • R Medicine (General)
    • Cardiovascular function
    • Heart failure
    • Ageing
    • Haemodynamics
    • Physical activity and exercise
    • Prevention
    • Clinical exercise physiology and pathophysiology
    • Rehabilitation
    • Clinical research

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    Research Output

    • 1334 Citations
    • 21 h-Index
    • 71 Article
    • 3 Letter
    • 3 Review article
  • Design of the SILICOFCM study: Effect of sacubitril/valsartan vs lifestyle intervention on functional capacity in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

    Tafelmeier, M., Baessler, A., Wagner, S., Unsoeld, B., Preveden, A., Barlocco, F., Tomberli, A., Popovic, D., Brennan, P., MacGowan, G. A., Ristic, A., Velicki, L., Olivotto, I., Jakovljevic, D. G. & Maier, L. S., 1 May 2020, In : Clinical Cardiology. 43, 5, p. 430-440 11 p.

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    Interventions for promoting physical activity in people with neuromuscular disease

    Jones, K., Hawke, F., Newman, J., Miller, J. AL., Burns, J., Jakovljevic, D., Gorman, G., Turnbull, D. M. & Ramdharry, G., 4 Mar 2020, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Left Ventricular Filling Pressures Contribute to Exercise Limitation in Patients with Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices

    Koshy, A., Bouzas-Cruz, N., Okwose, N. C., Fernandez, O. G., Green, T., Woods, A., Robinson-Smith, N., Tovey, S., McDiarmid, A., Parry, G., Schueler, S., Jakovljevic, D. G. & MacGowan, G. A., Mar 2020, In : ASAIO Journal. 66, 3, p. 247-252 6 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Metabolic effects of bezafibrate in mitochondrial disease

    Steele, H., Gomez-Duran, A., Pyle, A., Hopton, S., Newman, J., Stefanetti, R. J., Charman, S. J., Parikh, J. D., He, L., Viscomi, C., Jakovljevic, D. G., Hollingsworth, K. G., Robinson, A. J., Taylor, R. W., Bottolo, L., Horvath, R. & Chinnery, P. F., 6 Mar 2020, In : EMBO Molecular Medicine. 12, 3, 12 p., e11589.

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    Open Access