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About Cardiovascular Non-Invasive Imaging Research Laboratory (CIRL)

​​At CIRL, we conduct research into the causes of heart disease in order to prevent (or delay) heart disease progression. This primarily involves ultrasound of the heart – heart scans. Cardiovascular Non-Invasive Imaging Research Laboratory (CIRL) is part of the Center for Translational Cardiology and Pragmatic Randomized Trials (CTCPR).​​​

At CIRL, we primarily conduct research using ultrasound of the heart – echocardiography. The research consists of large epidemiological studies as well as smaller mechanistic randomized studies (RCTs). This involves imaging of the heart's structure and function, and looking for early markers that identify increased risk of future heart disease.

Ultrasound scanning with the latest technology

Using the latest technology in ultrasound machines, it is possible to observe and identify risk markers for the development of heart disease such as heart failure, blood clots and dangerous forms of heart rhythm disturbances.

Part of a growing research environment​

Cardiovascular Non-Invasive Imaging Research Laboratory (CIRL) is located physically at Gentofte Hospital. We are part of Center for Translational Cardiology and Pragmatic Randomized Trials (CTCPR). CTCPR is a collaboration between the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMI), University of Copenhagen, and the Department of Heart Disease, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital. 

CIRL is part of a rapidly growing research environment. CIRL is already world-renowned for its innovative research using cardiac imaging, and we are currently among the world leaders in cardiac ultrasound.  ​

​Read more about the Center for Translational Cardiology and Pragmatic Randomized Trials (CTCPR)​.

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