Luis Altamirano Diaz

Children's Health & Therapeutics Dr. Luis Altamirano Diaz
Associate Scientist


Associate Scientist, Division of Children's Health & Therapeutics, Children's Health Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Paediatric Cardiologist, Department of Paediatrics, Children's Hospital LHSC-VH



My research includes the study of ventricular function in paediatric patients with cardiac and non-cardiac chronic disease, using speckle tracking endocardiography.  I am also interested in the study of the model of care of paediatric patients with congential heart disease in the developing world.

Awards & Grants


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Recent Publications


Aging blunts hyperventilation-induced hypocapnia and reduction in cerebral blood flow velocity during maximal exercise
Marsden KR, Haykowsky MJ, Smirl JD, Jones H, Nelson MD, Altamirano-Diaz LA, Gelinas JC, Ainslie PN
Age. 2012; 34: 269-279

Reduction in cerebral blood flow during passive heat stress in humans: Partitioning the mechanisms
Nelson MD, Haykowsky MJ, Stickland MK, Altamirano-Diaz LA, Willie CK, Smith KJ, Petersen SR, Ainslie PN
J Physiol. 2011; 589:4053-5064

Left ventricular systolic and diastolic function during tilt-table positioning and passive heat stress in humans
Nelson MD, Altamirano-Diaz LA, Petersen SR, DeLorey DS, Stickland MK, Thompson RB, Haykowsky MJ
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2011; 301:H599-H608

Effects of postural stress on left atrial function in healthy subjects using speckle tracking imaging
Altamirano-Diaz LA, Nelson MD, Haykowsky MJ, West JL, Khoo NS
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011; 57:868. doi: 10.1016/S0735-1097(11)60868-1

Chapter 6. Right Ventricular Failure in Congenital Heart Disease
Altamirano-Diaz LA, Redington AN; 2011, Heart Failure in Congenital Heart Disease (Robert E. Shaddy, ed); Springer-Verlad, London

Early post-transplant vaccination with pandemic influenza A/H1N1 vaccine in pediatric heart transplant recipients
Altamirano-Diaz LA, West L, Urschel S, Humar A, Kumar D
Pediatr Transplantation. 2011; 15:172-175

Infection and Malignancy Following Pediatric Heart Transplantation: The Impact of Induction Therapy
Gajarski RJ, Blume ED, Schechtman K, Zheng J, West LJ, Urschel S, Miyamoto S, Altamirano-Diaz LA, Nafterl DC, Kirklin JK, Zamberlan MC, Canter CE
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2011; 30:299-308

Additional Publications



Phone: 519-685-8500, x56061
Email: luis [dot] altamiranodiaz [at] lhsc [dot] on [dot] ca

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