Dr Thorn’s research has focused on imaging strategies to assess the role of cardiac metabolism, blood flow, and upregulation of angiogenesis and matrix metalloproteinases in cardiac remodeling. Additionally, Dr Thorn is developing quantitative methods for right ventricular blood flow. Quantitative evaluation of the right ventricle is an emerging methodology due to new developments in nuclear technology. The ability to interrogate the molecular signaling, perfusion and functional capacity of the right ventricle with non-invasive imaging is of clinical importance in development of therapeutics and risk stratification in patients.
Heart Failure; Myocardial Infarction; Radionuclide Imaging; Myocardial Reperfusion Injury; Myocardial Ischemia; Hypertrophy, Right Ventricular; Heart Failure, Diastolic; Diseases; Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography; Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography Computed Tomography; Computed Tomography Angiography