Professor Gerry McCann

Professor Gerry McCann is a renowned expert in cardiac MRI and chair of the British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Research Group. His research spans the breadth of biomarker discovery, through early phase clinical trials and international phase III studies. He is particularly interested in detecting and understanding the causes of early heart failure.

Patients hospitalised with COVID-19 frequently have evidence of myocardial injury that is discovered through blood tests. Working with colleagues locally and nationally, Professor McCann is seeking a better understanding of the mechanisms that cause myocardial injury using heart MRI scans. He is also researching the longer-term symptoms and quality of life of these patients. Furthermore, Professor McCann is part of the international CAPACITY COVID study, which is establishing the nature and frequency of cardiovascular complications in patients with and without a history of heart disease.