Dr. Rosanna Tavella

Rosanna Tavella BSc (Honours), PhD, CHIA

A/Prof Rosanna Tavella is a cardiovascular outcomes researcher at the University of Adelaide and Clinical Data Manager for the Coronary Angiogram Database of South Australia (CADOSA) Registry, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, SA Health. Her PhD thesis examined health outcomes in patients undergoing coronary angiography and was awarded the Dean’s commendation for thesis excellence, with one of her international assessors ranking the thesis as amongst the top 5% he had reviewed.

Her research has demonstrated that patients with chest pain but with no coronary artery disease on angiography have impaired health outcomes, in particular on-going chest pain symptoms which are similar to patients with coronary artery disease. She has well established research collaborations with Prof. John Beltrame, who originally characterised the coronary slow flow phenomenon, and Dr. Tharshy Pasupathy, who leads clinical studies in MINOCA (Myocardial Infarction with Non-obstructive Coronary Arteries). Utilising the internationally acclaimed CADOSA Registry, Dr. Tavella’s research is focusing on improving the recognition and management of patients with normal coronary angiography and coronary vasomotor dysfunction.

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