Reliability of non-invasive cardiac and vascular assessment methods.
1. The aim of the present studies is to test and evaluate non-invasive techniques to assess cardiac and vascular in an attempt to improve risk stratification and clinical outcomes.
Gold standard methods for determining cardiac and vascular function are invasive, require specialist expertise and are associated with inherent risks and complications such as catheter-related infections, arrhythmias and bleeding. Therefore valid, reliable, patient friendly, easy-to-operate, and cheap non-invasive methods can improve clinical care and patient outcomes in different clinical settings.
Non-invasive methods for the assessment of cardiac and vascular function can help improve diagnosis, prognosis, risk stratification and patients outcomes.