Broadly, our areas of interest include cardiac and general anesthesiology, cardiovascular surgery and echocardiography education and training.
Specific to cardiovascular surgery, we are interested in investigating the role of three dimensional echocardiography in context of cardiac valvular surgery. Over the years, we have applied advanced analytical techniques to ascertain and describe valvular geometry and its role in pathophysiological circumstances. We have also explored associations between gender, body surface area, choice of analgesia and outcomes in patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery. Currently, we are engaged in investigating the role of rapid prototyping in innovating future practices for valve surgery and endovascular aneurysmal repair.
We are also a center of excellence in echocardiography education, simulation, training and assessment, with numerous research and education programs and projects running under this umbrella.
Our basic science work revolves around investigating the utility of neuropeptide Y in promoting angiogenesis in ischemic myocardium; the impact of cardiopulmonary bypass on cellular processes in normal and diabetic myocardium; and the genetic basis of cardiac surgical complications such as post-operative atrial fibrillation.