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Project summary

Pulmonary vascular disease, or high blood pressure in the lungs, is a very severe condition affecting young adults and (as we are increasingly finding out) older people also.

We conducted two projects to outline novel techniques for detecting this complication before it caused more serious health problems. The first technique was based on ultrasound of the heart and examined the right ventricle, while in the other, researchers placed a thin catheter in the main blood vessels to the lungs and studied the pattern of blood flow and pressure using sophisticated mathematical models.

Papers describing this research were published in major international journals.