|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Tuition Fees paid and annual Stipend of £18,622|
|Placed On:||11th September 2023|
|Closes:||25th October 2023|
About the Project
The research team led by Professor Jakovljevic developed an easy-to-use, non-invasive, patient friendly Cardiac Output Response to Stress (CORS) test to enhance risk stratification and early diagnosis of heart failure (HF) in primary care. The CORS test measures haemodynamic function (cardiac output, stroke volume, heart rate, and blood pressure) at rest- (supine), challenge- (standing), and stress-(step-exercise) phases. The research team provided evidence that there is a clinical need for novel diagnostic tests for HF in primary care. The CORS test’s feasibility, reproducibility and preliminary accuracy have also been demonstrated. Using retrospective and prospective multicentre clinical studies, the first phase of the project will aim to provide further evidence on the accuracy of the CORS test to identify HF, and differentiate between different types of heart failure i.e. HF reduced ejection fraction, HF mid-range ejection fraction, HF preserved ejection fraction. During the second stage of the project, the CORS test SCORE will be developed which will integrate CORS test results along with other HF-related variables. The project is part of an international Horizon Europe funded STRATIFYHF project which aims to develop and validate a clinical decision tool for risk stratification and early diagnosis of heart failure in primary and secondary care.
Training and Development
The successful candidate will receive comprehensive research training including technical, personal and professional skills.
All researchers at Coventry University (from PhD to Professor) are part of the Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development, which provides support with high-quality training and career development activities.
Entry criteria for applicants to PhD
To find out more about the project please contact: Professor Djordje Jakovljevic (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tuition Fees and Bursary
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