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Dr Dominique Auger completed her medical studies at the Université de Montréal, Canada in 2003. She trained in internal medicine and cardiology within the Université de Montreal affiliated hospitals until 2009. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiology.

Dr Auger subsequently perfected her cardiac imaging skills first at Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands and then at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. She completed a PhD in 2014 on advanced imaging in heart failure at Leiden University.

She later returned to her alma mater at Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal) as a staff Cardiologist with a particular interest in heart failure, echocardiography and cardiac MRI and at McGill University Health Centre in Montreal from 2012 to 2017. She combined a clinical practice to academic and teaching roles. Her personalised and holistic approach have made her greatly appreciated by her patients.

Dr Auger moved to the UK in 2017. She joined the team at West Herts Hospitals in 2018 where she led the Heart Failure team and developed a nationally acclaimed virtual ward.

She joined the Imperial Heart Failure team in 2023 and performs Cardiac MRI at St Mary’s Hospital.

Dr Auger is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and of a book chapter on Cardiac MRI in myocarditis, and is the proud mother of 3 young children.



Research & publications

1. Prognostic Significance of Nonischemic Myocardial Fibrosis in Patients With Normal LV Volumes and Ejection-Fraction. Lota AS, Tsao A, Owen R, Halliday BP, Auger D, Vassiliou VS, Tayal U, Almogheer B, Vilches S, Al-Balah A, Patel A, Mouy F, Buchan R, Newsome S, Gregson J, Ware JS, Cook SA, Cleland JGF, Pennell DJ, Prasad SK.JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 Dec;14(12):2353-2365.

2. A novel cardiovascular magnetic resonance risk score for predicting mortality following surgical aortic valve replacement.Vassiliou VS, Pavlou M, Malley T, Halliday BP, Tsampasian V, Raphael CE, Tse G, Vieira MS, Auger D, Everett R, Chin C, Alpendurada F, Pepper J, Pennell DJ, Newby DE, Jabbour A, Dweck MR, Prasad SK. Sci Rep. 2021 Oct 12;11(1):20183.

3. Evolution of high-sensitivity troponin-T and echocardiography parameters in patients undergoing high efficiency on-line hemodiafiltration versus conventional low-flux hemodialysis. Ethier I, Auger D, Beaulieu M, Wesolowska E, Lévesque R. PLoS One. 2019 Oct 22;14(10).

4. The feasibility of a novel limited field of view spiral cine DENSE sequence to assess myocardial strain in dilated cardiomyopathy. Tayal U, Wage R, Ferreira PF, Nielles-Vallespin S, Epstein FH, Auger D, Zhong X, Pennell DJ, Firmin DN, Scott AD, Prasad SK. MAGMA. 2019 Jun;32(3):317-329.

5. Withdrawal of pharmacological treatment for heart failure in patients with recovered dilated cardiomyopathy (TRED-HF): an open-label, pilot, randomised trial. Halliday BP, Wassall R, Lota AS, Khalique Z, Gregson J, Newsome S, Jackson R, Rahneva T, Wage R, Smith G, Venneri L, Tayal U, Auger D, Midwinter W, Whiffin N, Rajani R, Dungu JN, Pantazis A, Cook SA, Ware JS, Baksi AJ, Pennell DJ, Rosen SD, Cowie MR, Cleland JGF, Prasad SK. Lancet. 2019 Jan 5;393(10166):61-73.

6. Osteoprotegerin and Myocardial Fibrosis in Patients with Aortic Stenosis. Loudon BL, Ntatsaki E, Newsome S, Halliday B, Lota A, Ali A, Malley T, Selvendran S, Aggarwal N, Lam W, Donovan J, Auger D, Raphael CE, Flynn PD, Pennell DJ, Vassiliou VS, Prasad SK. Sci Rep. 2018 Sep 28;8(1):14550.

7. Lipoprotein(a) in patients with aortic stenosis: Insights from cardiovascular magnetic resonance. Vassiliou VS, Flynn PD, Raphael C, Newsome S, Khan, Ali A, Halliday BP, Studer Bruengger A, Malley T, Sharma P, Selvendran S, Aggarwal N, Sri A, Berry H, Donovan J, Lam W, Auger D, Cook SA, Pennell DJ, Prasad SK.PLoS One. 2017 Jul 13;12(7).

8. Association Between Midwall Late Gadolinium Enhancement and Sudden Cardiac Death in Patients With Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Mild and Moderate Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction.
Halliday BP, Gulati A, Ali A, Guha K, Newsome S, Arzanauskaite M, Vassiliou VS, Lota A, Izgi C, Tayal U, Khalique Z, Stirrat C, Auger D, Pareek N, Ismail TF, Rosen SD, Vazir A, Alpendurada F, Gregson J, Frenneaux MP, Cowie MR, Cleland JGF, Cook SA, Pennell DJ, Prasad SK. Circulation. 2017 May 30;135(22):2106-2115.

9. Intracardiac Vortex Dynamics by High-Frame-Rate Doppler Vortography-In Vivo Comparison With Vector Flow Mapping and 4-D Flow MRI. Faurie J, Baudet M, Assi KC, Auger D, Gilbert G, Tournoux F, Garcia D. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 2017 Feb;64(2):424-432.

10. Comparison of 3 T and 1.5 T for T2* magnetic resonance of tissue iron.
Alam MH, Auger D, McGill LA, Smith GC, He T, Izgi C, Baksi AJ, Wage R, Drivas P, Firmin DN, Pennell DJ. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2016 Jul 8;18(1):40.

11. Heart Failure virtual ward safely reduced acute length of stay: preliminary data on first 183 patients. D Auger, A Griguer, J Phimister, M Cerulli, A Ponaganti1,G George, B Almogheer, B Bhaskaran, S Bashir1, M Van Der Watt1, H O’Keeffe, J Peplow, M Koa-Wing, A Barlow, NG Keenan. British Society of HF conference, London 2022.

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