Emilie Hein Zobel

​MD, PhD-student,
Complications Research

​Contact

E-mail: emilie.hein.zobel@regionh.dk
Phone: +45  30 91 34 96

Research area

Cardiovascular imaging and microcirculation in diabetes
Diabetic angiopathy is central for late complications in diabetes. Microangiopathy is the key feature of diabetes specific late complications such as diabetic nephropathy, whereas macroangiopathy is less specific, but accelerated in diabetes. Approaches that identify early stages of micro- and
macrovascular disease may potentially provide new horizons for risk stratification as well as for preventive
measures and medical treatment. Recent advances in technology enable the non-invasive study of various aspects of the microcirculation and vascular pathology in general.

Current research

1. RUBIN-1
Cross sectional study including 60 patients with type 1 diabetes and different stages of diabetic kidney disease. The association of endothelial glycocalyx and cardiac microvascular function will be investigated
Collaborators: Department of Clinical Physiology, Nuclear Medicine & PET, Rigshospitalet & Cluster for Molecular Imaging, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2. LIRAFLAME
A double blinded clinical trial including 100 patients with type 2 diabetes randomized to placebo or Liraglutide treatment for 6 months. The effect of Liraglutide on vascular inflammation will be assessed by FDG-PET/CT.
Collaborators: Department of Clinical Physiology, Nuclear Medicine & PET, Rigshospitalet & Cluster for Molecular Imaging, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.



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