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Physiology research in the Christchurch Heart Institute

Physiology group photo

Research Focus

The main research interests of the physiology team include investigation of pressure/volume control in both health and disease by understanding the integration of

  • Cardiovascular
  • Endocrine and;
  • Renal function

Particular emphasis is placed on the study of key vasoactive hormones (including the natriuretic peptides, adrenomedullins, urocortins and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system) with respect to

  • Their role in the pathophysiology of circulatory disease, particularly heart failure and myocardial infarction, and;
  • Ways of manipulating these underlying systems in order to prevent and treat these diseases.

Senior Research Staff

Technical Staff