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Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Cardiology/Non-Invasive Imaging

Bristol Heart Institute, University of Bristol


Dr. Bucciarelli-Ducci is an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Cardiology/Non-Invasive Imaging at the Bristol Heart Institute, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, and Co-Director of the Clinical Research and Imaging Centre Bristol.

She is widely recognized as a leader, a celebrated speaker, and a distinguished author in the field of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) as well as Chief Executive Officer for the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR)

She is the past European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) Vice-President and chair of the cardiac MRI section (2016-2018), within the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). She was part of the writing committee for the 2017 ESC guidelines on STEMI and the 2018 ESC/AHA/ACC/WHF 4th definition of myocardial infarction. She is a consultant for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (for medical imaging) of the United Nations and a consultant for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) (for MRI contrast agents) of the European Union.  

Since 2020 she has been one of the deputy editors for European Heart Journal (imaging section). In addition, she is an editorial consultant for JACC Cardiovascular Imaging and in the editorial board of Circulation Imaging and of the European Heart Journal- Cardiovascular Imaging. She is a reviewer for all major cardiology and imaging journals.

Featured Courses

Advances in Imaging: Optimising MR and CT in Daily Practice
  • 2.00 EBAC

Learning objectives

  • Interpret existing clinical and meta data for use of pre-procedural, image-aided ablation in ventricular arrhythmias
  • Identify where pre-procedural imaging may complement the current ablation workflow in ventricular arrhythmias
  • Recall the clinical benefits of quantitative, MRI-based approaches to evaluate ischaemia
  • Apply quantitative CMR imaging to complement existing procedural workflows in revascularisation procedures
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