The group studies cardiac mechanics in experimental models and in patients. The general objective is to gain new insights into mechanisms of cardiovascular disease and to develop new imaging modalities which quantify disease processes and cardiac function. The idea is to develop better diagnostic understanding and solutions and to translate these into improved clinical practice.
The group specifically focuses on investigating mechanisms of left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony and the development of better methods for selecting patients for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT).
Another area of interest is investigation of LV diastolic dysfunction mechanisms and the development of better diagnostic methods for diastolic heart failure.