Dr Pankaj Garg
MD (Hons), MRCP, PGCME, FHEA, PhD
Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease
NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology
+44 114 215 9152
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Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
I joined the University of Sheffield in 2017 after completing my PhD from the University of Leeds under supervision of Professor Sven Plein and Professor John P Greenwood. I gained my medical degree with honours in 2003 from Moscow Medical Academy, Russia and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2009.
I am currently a Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine based in the Academic Radiology, part of the Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease. I am an Honorary Specialist Training Registrar in Cardiology at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
As a multi-modality imaging cardiologist, I enjoy using advance imaging tools like myocardial deformation imaging and three-dimensional (3D), time-resolved imaging for informing cardiovascular diagnosis and intervention. I am certified by the British Society of Echocardiography for transthoracic echocardiography and transoesophageal echocardiography.
I am Level III certified in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging by the European Society of Cardiology and Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (SCMR, USA).
- Research interests
My research interests are in multi-parametric cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging especially tissue mapping and four-dimensional flow CMR. I am interested in standardisation, validation and in the development of image-based, post-processing methods of 4D flow CMR for clinical applications.
My current work is focused on developing 4D flow models to accurately predict cardiovascular haemodynamics and develop novel therapeutic targets in heart disease patients.
- Validation of a non-invasive magnetic resonance image-based computational tool for the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension. MRC CiC £47,825.00.
- Development of novel physiological CMR methods in health and disease. Funding in progress.
- Development of advance CMR sequences using spatial-temporal acceleration techniques for clinical applications and patient-friendly scan protocols.
- A machine learning cardiac magnetic resonance approach to extract disease features and automate pulmonary arterial hypertension diagnosis. European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging. View this article in WRRO
- Myocardial Effects of Aldosterone Antagonism in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction. Journal of the American Heart Association, 9(1).
- Regression of left ventricular mass in athletes undergoing complete detraining is mediated by decrease in intracellular but not extracellular compartments. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, 12(9). View this article in WRRO
- Feasibility study of a single breath-hold, 3D mDIXON pulse sequence for late gadolinium enhancement imaging of ischemic scar. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 49(5), 1437-1445.
- Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist pre-treatment and early post-treatment to minimize reperfusion injury after ST-elevation myocardial infarction: The MINIMIZE STEMI trial. American Heart Journal, 211, 60-67. View this article in WRRO
- Comparison of fast acquisition strategies in whole‐heart four‐dimensional flow cardiac MR: Two‐center, 1.5 Tesla, phantom and in vivo validation study. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 47(1), 272-281. View this article in WRRO
- Clinical applications of intra-cardiac four-dimensional flow cardiovascular magnetic resonance: A systematic review. International Journal of Cardiology, 249, 486-493. View this article in WRRO
- Synthetic Myocardial Extracellular Volume Fraction. JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, 10(11), 1402-1404. View this article in WRRO
- Extra-cellular expansion in the normal, non-infarcted myocardium is associated with worsening of regional myocardial function after acute myocardial infarction. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 19(1), 73-73. View this article in WRRO
- Acute Infarct Extracellular Volume Mapping to Quantify Myocardial Area at Risk and Chronic Infarct Size on Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance ImagingCLINICAL PERSPECTIVE. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, 10(7).
- The role of left ventricular deformation in the assessment of microvascular obstruction and intramyocardial haemorrhage. The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, 33(3), 361-370.
- Cardiac biomarkers of acute coronary syndrome: from history to high-sensitivity cardiac troponin. Internal and Emergency Medicine, 12(2), 147-155. View this article in WRRO
- Cardiac T1 Mapping and Extracellular Volume (ECV) in clinical practice: a comprehensive review. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 18(1). View this article in WRRO
- Advanced Analysis Techniques for Intra-cardiac Flow Evaluation from 4D Flow MRI. Current Radiology Reports, 4(7).
- Assessing Myocardial Extracellular Volume by T1 Mapping to Distinguish Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy From Athlete’s Heart. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 67(18), 2189-2190.
- Noninvasive cardiac imaging in suspected acute coronary syndrome. Nature Reviews Cardiology, 13(5), 266-275.
- Ventricular longitudinal function is associated with microvascular obstruction and intramyocardial haemorrhage. Open Heart, 3(1), e000337-e000337.
- Free-Wall Rupture Post–Reperfused Acute Myocardial Infarction. Circulation, 132(21).
- Teaching interests
I enjoy lecturing clinical cardiology to undergraduates and post-graduates. I am faculty member at several national and international conferences and workshops on Echocardiography and cardiac MRI. I have co-authored several chapters in cardiovascular textbooks.
I believe in novel on-the-go learning methods and hence I have always been keen on developing software applications for mobile phone for teaching. I have co-authored CMR Pocket Guide (hard copy link) which is endorsed by the European Society of Cardiology. We have also developed an iPhone application of the CMR pocket guide (iTunes link). There is a web version of the CMR pocket guide with an extensive atlas of CMR in several cardiovascular pathologies.
I have previously supervised two Master of Research (M.Res) and Bachelor of Science students at the University of Leeds. Both students completed their degrees with distinction.