Have you recently been diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy?

14th July 2015

Would you like to get involved in research for patients with heart muscle disease?

Doctors at Royal Brompton Hospital in London are launching a new study with a special interest in patients with heart muscle disease, particularly dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). They’re trying to understand how the condition changes over time and why some patients recover more fully than others.

They hope that this information will help doctors improve how they care for patients with DCM.

They’re inviting patients with DCM to have a heart scan, called and MRI. This is a safe procedure which uses magnetic and sound waves to produce accurate images of the heart. They plan to scan patients shortly after they’ve been diagnosed, followed by another scan after one year. With permission, the research team will also ask for information about medical backgrounds and request a blood sample.

If you’d like to know more, even if you’re not sure about getting involved, please use one of the contact methods below and one of the researchers will be happy to discuss the project in more detail.

All reasonable travel expenses incurred during participation in the study will be reimbursed.

Contact

Dr Upasana Tayal, cardiology research fellow

u.tayal@rbht.nhs.uk

0207 352 8121 ext2910

Dr Sanjay Prasad, consultant cardiologist

Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London, SW3 6NP