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Cardiovascular Core

The Cardiovascular Core utilizes a state-of-the-art imaging platform to study heart and vascular disease associated with diabetes.

  • Non-invasive assessment of cardiac structure and function in M-mode and 2D using the VisualSonics Vevo 2100 imaging platform. Measurements include left ventricular ejection fraction, LV mass, fractional shortening, chamber size and wall thickness.(photo)
  • Non-invasive vascular assessment of the thoracic and abdominal aorta to evaluate atherosclerotic plaques.



John F. Keaney Jr, M.D. 
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine
Phone 508-856-6907 
Fax 508-856-6933 

John Keany

Timothy P. Fitzgibbons MD, PhD
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
55 Lake Avenue North, H2-443
Worcester MA, 01655
Phone: 508-856-3905
Fax: 508-856-4571

Timothy Fitzgibbons


University of Massachusetts Medical School
368 Plantation Street
The Albert Sherman Center
9th Floor, Room 1015
Worcester, MA 01605

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