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Physiology research in the Christchurch Heart Institute

Nicola Scott and Miriam Rademaker image AH
Nicola Scott and Miriam Rademaker.

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 
  • 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.

Research staff