Heart Disease (Cardiomyopathy)

The early detection of cardiomyopathy can prevent the incidence of sudden cardiac death. Reversal of dilated cardiomyopathy is also possible in some cases; however, there is much about heart failure that is not known.

The early detection of cardiomyopathy can prevent the incidence of sudden cardiac death. Reversal of dilated cardiomyopathy is also possible in some cases; however, there is much about heart failure that is not known.

Mātai Lab will follow high-risk patients in Gisborne using standard and advanced imaging (including structure, function, blood flow, and new quantitative strain imaging methods).

Our analysis will involve computational modelling and deep learning in conjunction with the collected data from patients. Through partnerships with a global network of experts, we will be well placed to investigate the utility of 4D flow imaging (which allows visualisation and quantification of blood flow) and their automated muscle tissue segmentation software. This method has only recently become available, and we will be at the forefront of this new technology, which has great potential for assessing cardiac disease and disease progression.

Using cloud-based imaging and cardiac modelling software based on MRI data, we will enable equal/greater access to expert cardiac care for those with high-risk of heart failure by providing automated software that helps clinicians in their diagnosis.

Using cloud-based imaging and cardiac modelling software based on MRI data, we will enable equal/greater access to expert cardiac care for those with high-risk of heart failure by providing automated software that helps clinicians in their diagnosis. This software will be used immediately to help with earlier diagnosis of cardiac disease that is prevalent in Tairāwhiti.

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