Professor Graham Hillis
|Institute:||University of Sydney|
The Aspirin in Mechanical Heart Valves pilot trial
Valvular heart disease remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and in Australia, where it is particularly prevalent in indigenous Australians. Surgical valve replacement is the only option for many patients and in younger patients it is recommended that a metal (mechanical) heart valve is used. This is…
Reducing heart rate to reduce the complications of diabetes
A fast heart rate (HR) is associated with worse outcome in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM).
It is not clear, however, whether this is because a fast HR reflects poorer fitness and a higher risk of other complications of DM or whether the faster HR directly causes problems.
This is important as HR…