Diabetes Research Center (DRC)
Washington University in St. Louis

Linda R. Peterson, M.D., F.A.H.A., F.A.C.C., F.A.S.E.

Linda R. Peterson, M.D., F.A.H.A., F.A.C.C., F.A.S.E.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Division

Mailing Address:   Campus Box 8086
660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Office Location:   NW Tower
13th Floor, Room 15
Office Phone:   (314) 362-4577
Fax:   (314) 362-9982
E-mail address:   lpeterso@dom.wustl.edu

Research interest relevant to diabetes:

Because obesity (and hence diabetes) is a national epidemic and contributes to between 11 and 14% of all cases of heart failure, I am dedicated to investigating the causes of obesity-related cardiac dysfunction. In particular, I am interested in what role alterations in myocardial metabolism play in the development of cardiac dysfunction and/or the adaptation of the heart to new conditions. My work is translational and conducted in humans subjects. I use multiple different imaging and metabolic techniques to quantify the myocardial alterations seen in obesity, diabetes, and heart failure. Chief among these are positron emission tomography, echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and whole body substrate kinetics.

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Descriptor of Research:

Translational

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Cardiovascular Division

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