Investigating the role of autophagy in arterial calcification and arterial stiffness. University of Antwerp
Protective effects of nutritional polyphenols and their metabolites towards mechanisms contributing to arterial stiffness. University of Antwerp
The role of elastin-derived peptides in the progression of arterial stiffness and cardiovascular disease with a focus on autophagy inhibition as contributing mechanism. University of Antwerp
Seismology in the human body: exploring supersonic shear wave imaging for the assessment of arterial stiffness. Ghent University
Supersonic Shear wave Imaging (SSI) is used to characterize elasticity of soft tissues by generating and detecting shear waves (SW). SSI has proven successful for cancer diagnosis in breast and liver. Application of SSI to arterial walls is challenging due to complex SW propagation phenomena related to anisotropy and geometry of arteries. The project goal is to study SW physics in arteries by means of computer, in-vitro and ex-vivo ...
Is arterial stiffness an overlooked marker in cardio-oncology? University of Antwerp
Arterial stiffening as a common pathophysiological mechanism in cardiac and kidney failure and brain degeneration. University of Antwerp
An accurate and easy method for measuring the local stiffness of superficial arteries: validation and on-site feasibility testing Ghent University
The aim of the PhD research is to further develop and validate a method that allows to accurately measure arterial stiffness from fast and easy non-invasive ultrasound measurements on the neck arteries and to design and prototype a system to demonstrate the feasibility of on-site measurements in Havana, Cuba.
PRomoting Omics for the non-invasive Screening for Subclinical ARTerial Disease (PROSSART) KU Leuven
PROSSART focuses on asymptomatic individuals having stiff large arteries with altered central haemodynamics that increase the load on the heart and/or subclinical atherosclerotic alterations along the arterial tree. PROSSART is nested within FLEMENGHO, a family-based population study, and within uPROPHET, a cohort of over 350 heart transplant recipients. The project’s objective is to identify and validate novel urinary proteomic and ...