Computational Cardiovascular Science aims at the integration of computational methods in cardiovascular research to integrate and expand the information extracted from a range of experimental and clinical data including biosignals and medical images.
Our group is part of the BHF Centre of Research Excellence at Oxford, and includes scientists based at the Department of Computer Science and the Bioengineering Institute, with strong links with the Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Physiology, and established collaborations with clinical and experimental collaborators in academia, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and regulatory agencies.
Translation from basic science to clinical and industrial applications is central to our research. We are also committed to training of postdocs and graduate students in an interdisciplinary, dynamic and flexible research environment to help them acquire the necessary skills for future jobs in academia, industry or government. Our research is currently supported by the Wellcome Trust, the BHF, the European Commission, EPSRC, and we have previously been awarded funding also from the Leverhulme Trust, the Royal Society, the MRC and the BBSRC.
Hector Martinez-Navarro and Ana Minchole have attended the "STAFF Meeting" held in Bled, Slovenia. Hector gave the talk entitled "Computer simulations of the human ischaemic ventricles for risk stratification and ECG biomarkers evaluation".
The STAFF Meetings popped up as an opportunity for clinicians and scientists to enhance the role of the 12-lead ECG for detection and quantification of involved myocardium in patients with acute coronary syndrome. STAFF meetings got the name from the STAFF database that comprises 228 patients undergoing elective 5 minute coronary artery balloon occlusion angioplasty at a single centre in the pre-stent era in whom standard and high frequency electrocardiographic and nuclear information was obtained immediately before, during and after balloon occlusion.