Reidar Winter group

The research group focuses on the development of new echocardiographic techniques, for example methods for 3D perfusion in stress echocardiography and the development of new hemodynamic methods.

The groups is aiming to create a technologically advanced lab that will serve as a test facility in order to give us a deeper understanding of cardiac hemodynamics and prognostic assessment of patients with heart diseases.

The groups is aiming to create a technologically advanced lab

The clinical value of new methods of deformation speckle tracking (ST) based and Tissue Doppler (TDI)-based methods are examined in a large prospective clinical material consisting of patients with myocardial infarction.

The research group has also participated in testing of a robotsystem for echocardiographic diagnosis of myocardial infarction using a robotic arm via the Internet, testing of new contrast methods for 3D perfusion in stress echocardiography to be compared with the results of coronary angiography, the clinical relevance and use of 3D perfusion.

Keywords: Echocardiographic techniques

Members

Reidar Winter, group leader, professor
Aristomenis Manouras, PhD, specialist in cardiology
Anders Sahlén, PhD, specialist in cardiology
Elif Günyeli, nurse, PhD student
Magnus Bäck, ass prof, specialist in cardiology
Emil Najjar, specialist in training, PhD student
Anders Giesecke, specialist in training, PhD student

Projects

  • Diagnostic and prognostic value of 3D strain and 3D contrast echo at NSTEMI - Elif Günyeli, nurse, PhD student
  • Single beat 3D perfusion stress echo compared with invasive FFR measurements, is there an additional clinical value? - Magnus Bäck, ass prof, specialist in cardiology
  • Cardiac Output measurements by echocardiography compared with Innocor - Emil Najjar, MD, PhD student
  • Image fusion with 3D Echo and CT angio - Anders Giesecke, MD, PhD student