Novel echocardiography methods to quantify cardiac structural and functional implications of Covid-19

Project: Internally funded project

Project Details

Description

Using the most recent state-of-the-art echocardiography methods such as assessment of the velocity of muscle tissue movement during systole and diastole with tissue Doppler velocity imaging, and evaluation of deformation and rotational characteristics of the myocardium utilizing speckle tracking echocardiography and tissue Doppler-derived strain imaging, the proposed research programme will evaluate cardiac risk profile of middle- and older-age people with history of COVID-19. Using two- and three-dimensional echocardiography, the project will provide new knowledge and improve our understanding of the effect of COVID-19 on cardiac function and structure and their ability to change with lifestyle intervention. At the time of ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there is a huge public health and clinical need for studies to improve understanding of short-, medium- and long-term effects of COVID-19 on the heart.
PhD Candidate: Mr Mushidur Rahman MSc, BSc.
Total project value: £32,482
Short titleEchocardiography in COVID-19
AcronymEchoCOVID
StatusActive
Effective start/end date18/01/2117/06/24