Circulating MicroRNAs as Biomarkers of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Series Name Cardiovascular Theme Lecture
Speaker Dr Yvan Devaux
Type Lectures & Talks
When 27 Jan 2014, 03:00PM - 04:00PM
Venue Clinical Sciences Wing Lecture Theatre, Glenfield General Hospital
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact N/A

The Laboratory of Cardiovascular Research, in close collaboration with the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg(CHL) and the National Institute of Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology (INCCI), is focused on understanding the mechanisms responsible for the development of heart failure following myocardial infarction.

Several research projects that are currently underway are divided among two major areas: 1) the identification of persons at risk for development of heart failure through the discovery of new biomarkers (prognostic indicators) and,

2) the effects of adenosine on left ventricular remodeling and the development of heart failure. In 2007 CRP-Santé was awarded a patent for the development of an assay to identify elevated levels of matrix metalloproteinase-9 in patients who suffered a myocardial infarction, suggestive of risk of heart failure.

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