Principal Investigators

Ankur Chandra, M.D., RPVI University of Rochester work Box 652 Rochester NY p (585) 273-2596 f (585) 424-1008
Michael Richards, Ph.D. University of Rochester work 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester NY 14642 office: MC 2-6321 p (585) 273-1745
Karl Quentin Schwarz, M.D. University of Rochester work Box 679-E 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester NY 14642 office: MC G-0379 p (585) 275-8218

Research Projects

  • Regional Ultrasound Wall Strain Measurements to Predict Risk of Abdominal Aortic

    Regional Ultrasound Wall Strain Measurements to Predict Risk of Abdominal Aortic

    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is one of the largest preventable causes of death in the US. AAA rupture is due to material failure of the aortic wall, and the primary gap in knowledge in this area lies in the inability to predict the risk of AAA rupture based on aortic wall characteristics. This project aims to create a novel, cross-disciplinary diagnostic approach to assessing AAA rupture risk, based on enabling the further development of existing technology. More info...

  • Predictive Tissue-Device Interaction of Large Endovascular Devices on the Aortic Wall

    Predictive Tissue-Device Interaction of Large Endovascular Devices on the Aortic Wall

    The use of devices, such as stent grafts and valves, in the endovascular treatment of aortic valve and aortic arch pathology has increased significantly. Estimated numbers show there are >300,000 procedures each year. Due to this increase in procedures, new, unexpected device-induced aortic dissections and tears have occurred in 10-15% of patients. More info...