Pathophysiology of atherosclerotic disease; peripheral circulation; arterial mechanics; vascular ultrasound; vascular aspects of metabolic disease; vascular pharmacology
Head of the Unit for the Study of Arterial Morphology and Function
(Monzino Cardiology Center IRCCS, Via C Parea, 4 - Milano. Scientific director; Prof. Giulio Pompilio)
|STAFF||Mauro Amato, Ph.D.||(email@example.com)|
|Beatrice Frigerio, Ph.D.||(firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Alessio Ravani, MSc.||(email@example.com)|
|Daniela Sansaro, MSc.||(firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Daniela Coggi, MSc.||(email@example.com)|
|Palma Ferrante, MSc.||(firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Manuela Damigella, MSc.||(email@example.com)|
|Manuela Pettignano, secretariat||(firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Main research topics of the Unit are:
- the identification of new atherosclerosis risk/protective factors based on the effect that they have on arterial morphology and function.
- the development of new non-invasive tools for the study of atherosclerosis and for improving predictability of vascular events.
- the assessment of the association between changes over time of the ultrasonographic variables considered (progression/regression) and 1) conventional/emerging risk factors and 2) incidence of cardiovascular events.
- the assessment of the effects of pharmacological treatments on morphological and functional properties of superficial arteries.
In addition, the Unit coordinates and acts as core laboratory in national and international multicenter studies on the epidemiology of atherosclerosis.