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Doctor Marco Spartera

University of Oxford, Oxford (United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland)

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Dr. Spartera is a consultant cardiologist at the Great Western Hospital NHS and at Oxford University Hospitals NHS. He is specialized in complex cardiac imaging (cardiovascular MRI, TOE, DSE, CT, including structural and complex imaging). Dr Spartera obtained his MD and cardiology CCT at San Raffaele University hospital (Milan, IT) and he was subsequently awarded his PhD at the University of Oxford (UK) in 2022. His research, funded by NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and BHF, is carried out at the Oxford Centre for Magnetic Resonance and is focused on studying mechanisms of cardioembolism and cardiovascular flow. It aims at developing novel imaging biomarkers to predict risk of ischaemic stroke. Dr. Spartera is also an investigator of LOSE-AF trial (NCT03713775), a Randomized Controlled Trial to investigate whether in older overweight/obese patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) weight loss can improve AF outcomes and physical performance as compared to usual care.

Left atrial vorticity is independently associated with embolic brain infarcts and represents a promising imaging biomarker of cardioembolism in sinus rhythm and atrial fibrillation

Event: ESC Congress 2022

Topic: Flow Imaging

Session: Young Investigator Awards Session in Cardiac Imaging


A pro-thrombotic left atrial haemodynamic profile is present in older individuals with cardiovascular risk factors even without atrial fibrillation

Event: ESC Congress 2020

Topic: Clinical

Session: Atrial Fibrillation ePosters


ECMO: when to start weaning based on echo.

Event: EuroEcho 2019

Topic: Echocardiography, Other

Session: Echocardiographic monitoring in mechanical ventricular support


Thinking outside the heart: a sobering case of heart failure .

Event: ESC Congress 2019

Topic: Clinical

Session: A bag of trouble: lessons in myocardial and pericardial disease


Flushing out the diagnosis in rapidly progressing tricuspid regurgitation.

Event: ESC Congress 2018

Topic: Clinical

Session: Squaring the circle: from congenital to acquired complex valvular and myocardial disease


Echocardiographic signs of post-TAVI thrombosis and endocarditis

Event: ESC Congress 2017

Topic: Valvular heart disease

Session: Best Posters in echo informing TAVI


Echocardiographic characteristics of post-TAVI thrombosis and endocarditis: single-centre experience

Event: EuroEcho-Imaging 2016

Topic: Transcatheter procedures (TAVI/MitralClip)

Session: Heart valves


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