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Coffee project – Effects of coffee ingestion on platelets function

Study investigates Ingestion of caffeine on the efficacy of drugs commonly administered to patients referred for cardiac magnetic resonance.

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Transesophageal echocardiogram (TOE) is a key imaging approach routinely used to guide the minimally-invasive treatment of many forms of heart disease.

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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a condition where the heart muscle becomes thickened. This condition affects about one in 500 people.

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The aim of the project is to develop a commercially available 3D ultrasound technique for accurate measurement

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    The “Coffee Project” aims to define the effects of the ingestion of caffeine on the efficacy of drugs commonly administered to patients referred for cardiac magnetic resonance attending the clinic at St Thomas’ Hospital. According to literature that the potential interaction of caffeine with tested substances is likely to interfere with the imaging diagnostic accuracy and causing error study readouts.

    For the research participant, you need to avoid eating or drinking certain food and drinks that containing caffeine 24 hours before and 24 hours of the duration of the study. The research participants will attend our clinic at for 2 consecutive days during which we will collect 5 small blood samples at certain times.

    If you would like to have more information, please contact Dr Amedeo Chiribiri (Amedeo.chiribiri@kcl.ac.uk) or Dr Adriana Villa (Adriana.1.villa@kcl.ac.uk). We will send you a volunteer information sheet and we will do our best to answer any questions you might have.

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