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Name Professor Saadeh Suleiman
Job title Professor of Cardiac Physiology
Department Bristol Medical School (THS) University of Bristol
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Qualifications PhD, DSc, FIACS, FRSB
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies The Physiological Society
The Biochemical Society
The British Socity for Cardiovascular Research
Keywords myocardial protection
cardiac surgery techniques
cardioplegia
paediatric open heart surgery
cardiac amino acids
ischaemia/reperfusion
Areas of expertise My research interests have been largely focused on understanding mechanisms that underlie cardiac injury in order to improve techniques of myocardial protection during open-heart surgery.

The following are specific areas of research:
1- Investigate the efficacy of different cardioplegic techniques during adult and paediatric open-heart surgery.
2- Characterise cardiac amino acid transporters and investigate their potential role in cardioprotection.
3- Investigate the role of mitochondrial pore inhibitors in protecting the immature heart during ischaemia and reperfusion.
Languages (other than English)
Arabic spoken    written