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BHF Clinical Fellowship awarded

26 September 2017

One of our academic clinical fellows in anaesthesia, Dr Katrina Hope, has been awarded a BHF Clinical Fellowship for 3 years.

This grant is designed to investigate the role of carotid body dysfunction in heart failure. Katrina will compare 3 groups of people: 1. People with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction
2. People with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction 3. Age and sex matched healthy control group. We hope this will allow us to understand the mechanism of heart failure preserved ejection fraction. If successful we will go on to test interventions o improve carotid body function and see if this improves symptoms and prognosis in heart failure.

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