Vascular Biology > About The Laboratory
In 2016, the leading cause of death in Australia and World-Wide was ischaemic heart disease. This results from insufficient blood supply to the heart generally due to blocked arteries around the heart (coronary arteries), which can cause angina (chest pain), heart attack, and death.
Research within the Vascular Biology Group incorporates a mixture of basic and clinical science aimed at understanding, preventing and treating heart disease and its complications. Areas of interest include:
- Thrombosis and inflammation in cardiovascular disease
- Extracellular vesicles in thrombosis and inflammation
- Novel non-invasive intervention techniques to reduce future cardiovascular events
- Age effects on platelet responsiveness