Professor Sven Plein

Professor Sven Plein

Professor of Cardiology, British Heart Foundation Senior Clinical Research Fellow & Honorary Consultant Cardiologist

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Summary: Biomedical Imaging.

Location: Division of Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research

Teaching Commitments: I have recently written the ESC guidelines for training in CMR (Plein, EHJ 2010). Training and quality control will be major challenges in this context and I contribute to the expansion of local, national and international CMR training opportunitites. I chair the education committee of the EuroCMR working group, set the European CMR accreditation examination and lecture on the official ESC-endorsed CMR training course ( in addition to our own bi-annual CMR course in Leeds (



PhD, MD Germany, MRCP

Research Area

My research is focused on developing MRI methods for the assessment of ischaemeic heart disease and heart failure. In particular our group has developed methods for myocardial perfusion and coronary MRI. In clinical applications, these and other methods are being applied to patients with acute and stable coronary symptoms and various aetiologies of heart failure.

Widening Participation

Board member Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.

Vice Chairman of the Working Group on Cardiovascular MR of the European Society of Cardiology.

Programme chair for the 2010 Society for Cardiovascular Magentic Resonance/EuroCMR Scientific sessions.

Chair of the Education Committee of the Working Group on Cardiovascular MR of the European Society of Cardiology.

Translational Imaging programme lead MCRC Leeds.

Editorial board Journal Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.

Editorial board Der Kardiologe.

Senior Associate Editor European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging.

Member of the Atherothrombosis Clinical Study Group.