Dr. Siddique Abbasi awarded pilot project

Dr. Siddique Abbasi was awarded a 5-month pilot project with the CPVB COBRE at the Ocean State Research Institute. Abbasi is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the director or Cardiac MRI at the Providence VA Medical Center. He has research experience in the interplay of pulmonary disease and cardiovascular consequences and is an expert in the cardiac MRI techniques proposed in the study. His pilot project is entitled Pulmonary Artery Stiffness and Right Ventricular Fibrosis in PH: a CMR Study. The long-term goal is to identity individuals prior to maladaptive right ventricular fibrosis and identify novel therapeutic strategies aimed at improving pulmonary artery function.