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I am a Clinical Professor in Cardiac Medicine at the University of East Anglia and an honorary consultant cardiologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge and the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK. I studied medicine at UCL, London and did my postgraduate training initially in internal medicine and then in cardiology in Cambridge and London where I received level 3 accreditation from both the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and the European Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. I hold a Master’s Degree in Medical Education from the University of Bedford and a PhD in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance tissue characterisation from Imperial College London. My research interests are both clinical and basic science focusing on valvular heart disease, arrhythmia, heart failure and cardiac imaging.
I am the Director of the Norwich Academic Training Office, overseeing the training and research for our Academic Clinical Fellows and Clinical Lecturers.
I also have an interest in epidemiological research and I am Chair of the Population Science and Public Health Section of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology, and a Board Member of the Association. This allows me to participation in Big Data research from UK Databases as well as Internationally.
With Covid19 my group's research focused on the pandemic producing guideline cited research with significant reach to the public. Two examples include:
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Qualifications and Memberships
- MBBS, University College London
- MA (Medical Education), University of Bedford
- PhD, Imperial College London
- FRCP, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
- FHEA, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- FESC, Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
- FSCMR, Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
- FACC, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Key Research Interests
- Cardiac imaging
- Valvular heart disease
- Heart failure and cardiomyopathy
- Academic Director, MBBS Intercalation
- Lead, INSPIRE
- Director, Norwich Academic Training Office
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
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NIHR Clinical Lecturer
National Institute for Health and Care Research
29/06/22 → 28/06/26
Libyan Embassy Studentship
1/10/21 → 30/09/23
NIHR Clinical Lecturer - UEA Stephen Lam / Vass Vassiliou
National Institute for Health and Care Research
25/06/21 → 24/06/25
Prediction of atrial fibrillation in patients with cryptogenic stroke
1/04/21 → 31/03/24
An acute increase in left atrial volume and left ventricular filling pressure during adenosine administered myocardial hyperaemia: CMR first-pass perfusion studyGarg, P., Javed, W., Assadi, H., Alabed, S., Grafton-Clarke, C., Swift, A. J., Williams, G., Al-Mohammad, A., Sawh, C., Vassiliou, V. S., Khanji, M. Y., Ricci, F., Greenwood, J. P., Plein, S. & Swoboda, P. P., 11 May 2023, In: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 23, 246.
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Automated 4D flow cardiac MRI pipeline to derive peak mitral inflow diastolic velocities using short-axis cine stack: Two centre validation study against echocardiographic pulse-wave dopplerAssadi, H., Li, R., Grafton-Clarke, C., Uthayachandran, B., Alabed, S., Maiter, A., Archer, G. T., Swoboda, P. P., Sawh, C., Ryding, A., Nelthorpe, F., Kasmai, B., Ricci, F., van der Geest, R. J., Flather, M., Vassiliou, V. S., Swift, A. J. & Garg, P., 16 Jan 2023, In: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 23, 24.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
CT angiography compared to invasive angiography for stable coronary disease as predictors of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events- a systematic review and meta-analysisCorballis, N., Tsampasian, V., Merinopoulis, I., Gunawardena, T., Bhalraam, R., Eccleshall, S., Dweck, M. R. & Vassiliou, V., Jan 2023, In: Heart & Lung. 57, p. 207-213 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Management and outcomes of patients admitted with type 2 myocardial infarction with and without standard modifiable risk factorsSokhal, B. S., Matetić, A., Paul, T. K., Velagapudi, P., Lambrinou, E., Figtree, G. A., Rashid, M., Moledina, S., Vassiliou, V. S., Mallen, C. & Mamas, M. A., 15 Jan 2023, In: International Journal of Cardiology. 371, p. 391-396 6 p.
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Phosphorus Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (31P MRS) and cardiovascular disease: The importance of energyTsampasian, V., Cameron, D., Sobhan, R., Bazoukis, G. & Vassiliou, V. S., 15 Jan 2023, In: Medicina. 59, 1, 174.
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