Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
- Consultant Cardiologist
The focus of our work is on understanding ischemia-reperfusion injury and how this can be reduced particularly by remote preconditioning. In addition to understanding heart muscle responses, we are also interested in blood vessel injury, particularly the microcirculation.
We have developed a number of models to study ischemia-reperfusion injury in humans including ex-vivo and in-vivo models of blood vessels and heart tissue, and clinical studies such as in patients with heart attack or undergoing surgery. These allow us to understand the mechanisms of ischemia-reperfusion injury and how we might be able to intervene to optimise results from reperfusion treatments. These findings are relevant to both the heart and the brain.
The ongoing areas of research are related to clinical studies of remote conditioning in patients with heart attack, investigation of the role of adenosine in remote preconditioning pathways, and targetting the microcirculation after heart attack treatment to improve outcomes.
Association of troponin level and age with mortality in 250 000 patients: cohort study across five UK acute care centres.
Kaura A. et al, (2019), BMJ, 367
Ultrasound guided vascular access site management and left ventricular pacing are associated with improved outcomes in contemporary transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Insights from the OxTAVI registry.
Kotronias RA. et al, (2019), Catheter Cardiovasc Interv
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Influence on Coronary Hemodynamics: A Quantitative Meta-Analysis and Proposed Decision-Making Algorithm.
Kotronias RA. et al, (2019), J Invasive Cardiol
Sex Differences in Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio or Fractional Flow Reserve-Guided Revascularization Strategy.
Kim CH. et al, (2019), JACC Cardiovasc Interv, 12, 2035 - 2046
Correlation between intracoronary physiology and myocardial perfusion imaging in patients with severe aortic stenosis.
Scarsini R. et al, (2019), Int J Cardiol, 292, 162 - 165