Grant recipient

Tine Willum Hansen

Deep phenotyping of the heart with advanced imaging modalities in type 2 diabetes – implications for pathophysiology and prognosis (DIA-HEART study)
Grant amount: DKK 9,875,660

Tine Willum Hansen says: “The purpose of this study is to identify patients with type 2 diabetes at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease and to get a better understanding of the coexistence and interplay between diabetic kidney disease and severity of cardiovascular disease. To obtain this we will enroll 900 patients for a cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) scan. This is an imaging test that enable the calculation of 1) the ability to increase blood flow in the heart during stress; 2) the calcification of the large vessels in the heart; and 3) the pump function of the heart. After 5 years we will perform register-based follow-up and this will allow us to investigate the link between these three important aspects of the function of the heart and development of cardiovascular disease. The deeply characterization of structural and functional changes in the vessels of the heart will be done in two sub studies.”

Tine Willum Hansen
Senior Researcher
Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Complications Research