Acute coronary syndromes research
Dr James Shaw is currently the Director of Education and Training in the Cardiology department. Whilst being an interventional cardiologist Dr Shaw has participated in numerous research projects. Major areas of interest include hyperlipidaemia.
Dr James Shaw is the principal investigator in a number of trials that target the Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) population. Dr James Shaw provides patients that are an inpatient at Alfred Health an opportunity to participate in research that revolves around hyperlipidaemia. Projects that are in conjunction with pharmaceutical companies look at improving the treatment of reducing LDL levels and increasing HDL levels in a patient cholesterol profile, thus reducing future incidents in ACS events.
An example of a current project is the Dal GenE trial. Screening patients that have recently experienced an ACS and that have the AA genotype in the ADCY9 gene. This study is a double blinded study that is trialling the effects of a drug known as dalcetrapib. Other studies include AEGIS II, Compass and Odyssey.
Dr James Shaw is the Director of Education and Training in Cardiology, and has held this position since 2014.