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Arterial Stiffness in Scleroderma

Dr Gene-Siew Ngian - Department of Medicine, RMH/WH University of Melbourne


The aim of this study is to measure the stiffness in arteries in scleroderma patients. The study will also show whether increased artery stiffness predicts which scleroderma patients will develop these more serious diseases. The outcome of this study may help to treat patients early and prevent serious illness or death.

Dr Ngian, currently an advanced trainee in rheumatology at Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, was awarded MBBS (Hons) in 2002 and, after completing her RACP (Royal Australian College of Physicians) in written and clinical examinations in 2006, is due to complete her advanced training this year.