Comprising approximately 11% of the total health budget.
Accounting for 31 per cent of all Australian deaths.
and played a secondary role in a further 800,000.
Our Clinical Research Group has developed a new early detection method for pulmonary vascular disease – or high blood pressure in the lungs – a severe condition affecting young adults.
While we know that the earliest changes of atherosclerosis can begin in children and teenagers, recent studies from our Clinical Research Group have shown that the origins of heart disease and vessel disease can begin even earlier – in the foetus.
Heart failure is generally only clinically apparent once the disease process is advanced, leaving the clinician with limited treatment options. The Cardiac Imaging Group is developing 4-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging (4D-flow MRI), technology that is set to revolutionise not just cardiac imaging, but the daily practice of cardiology.