Sarah Madigan

Sarah Madigan

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Completing my PhD on: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing for screening of pulmonary hypertension in a clinical population of Scleroderma patients.
This primary aim of this study is to assess which gas exchange parameters obtained during a cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) are able to be used as a non-invasive screening tool for the early detection of pulmonary hypertension (PHT) in a clinical cohort of Scleroderma (SSc) patients.
Secondary aims :
Validate if CPET is able to rule out the presence of PHT, thus reducing the number of unnecessary right heart catheterisation (RHC) procedures for these patients.
With long term monitoring of SSc patients, assess if CPET is able to detect early vascular changes with exercise that precede the onset of resting PHT. Providing evidence of the presence of exercise induced PHT.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    - Hunt, T., Madigan, S., Williams, M., & Olds, T. (n.d.). Use of time in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a systematic review. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 1377.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2023 Madigan, S., Proudman, S., Schembri, D., Davies, H., & Adams, R. (2023). Use of exercise tests in screening for pulmonary arterial hypertension in systemic sclerosis: A systematic literature review. Poster session presented at the meeting of Journal of Scleroderma and Related Disorders. SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD.
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2019 - ongoing Member The Australian Council for Clinical Physiologists LTD Australia
    2009 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science Australia
    2009 - ongoing Member Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Australia

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