Marek Belohlavek, M.D., Ph.D.
Using ultrasound imaging, Marek Belohlavek, M.D., Ph.D., studies cardiovascular morphology and function under various loading or disease conditions, and uses computational fluid dynamics methods to evaluate intracardiac blood flow, including velocity vector fields.
The main goal is to characterize with state-of-the-art cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography) early stages of cardiovascular disease and translate the findings to clinical practice.
Dr. Belohlavek's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association, among other organizations.
Significance to patient care
Ultrasound imaging is a rapidly evolving noninvasive and broadly available imaging method. Dr. Belohlavek's research contributes to advancements in diagnostic ultrasound methods with ultimate goals of detecting cardiovascular disease in early (optimally presymptomatic or reversible) stages and optimizing therapeutic management of existing disease, thus improving its prognosis.
Biophysical Sciences-Biomedical Imaging
Data Analysis in Experimental Research
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