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Cristiana Monteiro


Lead Cardiac Physiologist

  • Head of the Oxford Research Echocardiography Core Lab (ORECL)
  • Clinical supervision
  • Lead of local IT operations and connectivity

I am a Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist and Lead for the Cardiac Physiology services at CCRF. I took my undergraduate training in Lisbon, Portugal, and am accredited in adult transthoracic echocardiography by the British Society of Echocardiography and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. Additionally, I am a certified cardiac devices specialist by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners, the British Heart Rhythm Society and the European Heart Rhythm Association.

I am currently heading the Oxford Research Echocardiography Core Laboratory, alongside our Clinical Director. I am especially interested in the diagnosis and management of heart failure, and the development of artificial intelligence tools dedicated to healthcare. Within CCRF, I provide support, teaching and training to studies involving echocardiography, looking at heart mechanics and valvular function, and am also involved on pacemaker, defibrillator and heart resynchronisation trials. Given my clinical background, I also provide support and/or supervision in all other clinical activities occurring in the unit.

I am a practical assessor for the BSE adult transthoracic echocardiography accreditation, and take part in the creation of the annual devices certification exam by the BHRS.

I maintain a close link to cardiac physiology and cardiology in Portugal, being a member of the NEUC - APTEC (Cardiovascular Ultrasound Working Group of the Portuguese Clinical Physiology Association) since 2017, and of the NTC - SPC (Cardiac Physiology Interest Group of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology) since 2019.