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Ongoing Research Projects

  1. IMPROVE-IT trial. The multi-centric international trial in collaboration with Duke Clinical Research Institute, USA.
  2. INSPIRE: Indian Stroke Registry. In collaboration with Dr Denis Xavier, St John’s Institute, Bangalore, India.
  3. ASia-Pacific Evaluation of Chest pain Trial (ASPECT)- Initiated on 1st March 2009. A multi-centric, International trial in collaboration with Dr Martin Than, Consultant Emergency Services, Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand.
    Sponsored by Inverness Ltd, Australia
  4. Role of carotid intima-media thickness measurement in decision making in patients with chest pain with normal or equivocal stress test- Initiated in August 2008.
    In collaboration with Dr Julius M Gardin, Associate Editor, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, Detroit, USA
  5. Impact of Suboptimal Blood Pressure Control on Early Myocardial Dysfunction Detected by Advanced Echocardiographic Technologies- initiated in March 2009
    In collaboration with Prof CM Yu, Chinese University of Hong-Kong
  6. Role of 3-D echocardiography in defining mitral valve anatomy in patients with significant mitral regurgitation due to different etiologies- Initiated in August 2008.
    In collaboration with Dr Roberto Lang, Professor Cardiology, University of Chicago, USA
  7. Value of 3-D transesophageal echocardiography in evaluation of mitral valve structure and function before and after percutaneous valvotomy in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis- Initiated in August 2008.
    In collaboration with Dr Roberto Lang, Professor Cardiology, University of Chicago, USA
  8. To derive normal values of central aortic augmentation index and aortic pulse wave velocity for Indian population- Initiated in Feb 2009
    A multi-centric study, involving 10 centers all over India and is being coordinated by Dr Carmel McEienry, Consultant Cardiology, UK.
  9. Effect of consumption of moderate amount of pistachio nuts on sub-clinical atherosclerosis- to be initiated soon.
    The study is being sponsored by Paramount Farms India Ltd.

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