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Department of Medicine Seminar Series – Matthew Moore and Andrew Fordyce

Matthew Moore – PhD

Candidate Supervisors: Dr Sean Coffey and Professor Greg Jones Lipoprotein(a) as a risk factor for calcific aortic valve disease Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is a rapidly growing problem worldwide, and especially in New Zealand.

Previously seen as a “wear-and-tear” disease of aging, we now know that it is an active inflammatory process involving several possible therapeutic targets.

Many publications have linked lipoprotein(a) to cardiovascular disease, and more recent studies have implicated it in the development of CAVD. Part of my PhD project has been to examine the connection between Lipoprotein(a) and CAVD, and I will be discussing the relationship between the two in a cohort of participants who underwent coronary angiography at Dunedin Hospital.

Andrew Fordyce – BMedSc(Hons)

Candidate Supervisors: Dr Luke Wilson, Dr Gillian Whalley and Dr Sean Coffey Bubbles and squeaks, diagnosing patent foramen ovale Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is tunnel-like hole in the atrial septum of the heart, present in 1 in 4 people around the world.

In some cases, this may allow a venous clot to travel across the atrial septum into the systemic circulation, and cause a stroke. This is often called a cryptogenic stroke, as cryptogenic stroke patients are younger and have fewer or no classical stroke risk factors.

My research project is comparing the traditional methods of diagnosis of PFO (echocardiography), to a different method called transcranial Doppler ultrasound. In this talk, I’ll be explaining the what, where, how and why of PFOs.

Streaming information:

All University of Otago and Southern District Health Board staff and students are welcome to attend.

Zoom ID: 785276986

Pwd: 580603

Date Friday, 6 August 2021
Time 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Audience Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Staff,Other
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Seminar
Location9th floor Seminar Room and via zoom, Dunedin Public Hospital, Forbury, Dunedin
Contact NameAmanda Buchanan

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