Research Projects

 

Research Areas:

  • Contrast Echocardiography
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • 3D Echocardiography
  • Echocardiography Fusion
  • Cardiotoxicity
  • Vascular Ultrasound

 Current Projects:

 

  • VAS-SCAN-

Vascular scanning (3D carotid ultrasound) to identify atherosclerosis in patients presenting to the chest pain clinic with angina like symptoms and a negative cardiac non-invasive test

  • BR1-141-

A prospective Multicenter phase III clinical evaluation of the safety and efficacy of Lumason/SonoVue in subjects undergoing pharmacologic stress echocardiography with Dobutamine for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease

  • IMAGE-CAD

Assessment of Patients with Suspected CAD: What is the best initial imaging strategy? Cardiac Computed Tomographic Angiography (CCTA) vs Stress Echocardiography (SE) vs Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)

  • 3D FUSION ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

In collaboration with the Servier Virtual Cardiac Centre (http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/maz/servier.aspx)  and Dr. Pierre Boulanger

  • CORE

A Registry for Assessment of Cardiac Function in Patients Treated for Various Types of Cancer Using 3D Echocardiography, Contrast Echocardiography and Strain Imaging

  • CACHEXIA

In collaboration with the Cross Cancer Institute- An observational study of cardiac function and structure in patients with advanced lung cancer treated with carboplatin-based therapy

  • Alberta HEART

Heart Failure Etiology and Analysis Research Team (HEART): Understanding and Treating Diastolic Heart Failure.

  • NOVEL

Novel Imaging and Biochemical Markers for Secondary Iron-overload Cardiomyopathy in Hemodialysis Patients: Diagnostic and Prognostic Utilities

  • CRT

Mystery CRT Post Approval Activity: Mitral Regurgitation Response Evaluation in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

  • Vascular Ultrasound

New Three-Dimensional Carotid Ultrasound in Plaque and Artery Volume Measurements. Comparison with Standard Assessment of Carotid Artery Stenosis.

  • Provide echo services for more than 20 clinical trials