Eike Nagel
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Research interests

  • Assessment and quantification of (myocardial) ischaemia mainly using magnetic resonance imaging.
  • Validation and translation of new imaging techniques into clinical routine.
  • Improving clinical decision making by applying superior diagnostic strategies in patients with heart disease.

Prof Nagel has established new methods for assessing myocardial ischaemia by MRI, including myocardial perfusion and ventricular wall motion. He has assessed the accuracy of these techniques and demonstrated their clinical efficacy.

Research interests (short)

Cardiovascular MRI with particular focus on ischemic heart disease.

Biographical details

Eike Nagel is Chair of Clinical Cardiovascular Imaging, Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Imaging and Deputy Head of the Division of Imaging Sciences and Medical Engineering at King's College London as well as Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Trust.         

Professor Nagel’s main research interest covers all aspects of acquired heart disease with a special focus on ischaemic heart disease and the development of techniques to measure its severity and determine its significance. Prof. Nagel has developed several magnetic resonance imaging techniques for the assessment of patients with coronary artery disease and has translated them into clinical routine. He is the CI and PI in several prospective multi-centre trials,consortium member of several EU projects and national centres of excellence and provides core lab activities. His clinical service covers all aspects of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging, most notably ischaemic heart disease, cardiomyopathies, and heart failure.   

Profesor Nagel is known worldwide for his teaching abilities and offers regular courses at Kings College London and internationally.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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