We are looking for healthy volunteers to part in an Imperial sponsored study called ‘Genetic Studies of the Heart and Circulation’, which aims to develop an atlas of the human heart to help scientists to determine the effect of different DNA and genes on heart shape and function. The research has been given ethical approval by the Research Ethics Committee (approval reference number 09/H0707/69).
Volunteers must be registered with a UK GP, have no heart-related health problems, and must be between the ages of 18 and 80. The study will involve some general lifestyle questions; height, weight and simple heart test function measurements; a three dimensional heart scan; and a blood (or saliva) sample. The appointment may take up to 90 minutes, and are held at Hammersmith Hospital, Du Cane Road, W12.
All participants will be reimbursed £25 and will receive a free CD of their scan.
To request further information email the Research Nurses at firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Monje Garcia
Research Nurse, Cardiology
Robert Steiner MRI Unit
You should review the Symplectic Elements website guides http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/symplectic/userguide
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