Dr Eric J. Stöhr



Reader in Cardiac Physiology and Health

Telephone number: 029 2041 6551
Email address: estohr@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Eric is a Reader in Cardiac Physiology and Health who joined Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2010. He completed his undergraduate degree in sport & exercise science at the University of Saarbrucken, Germany, where his dissertation was supervised by Dr Scharhag and Professor Kindermann. Eric then moved to the UK to study for his PhD at Brunel University to extend his knowledge on the heart's response to exercise, under the supervision of Prof Rob Shave.​  In 2016 Eric was a Marie-Sklodowska fellow at Columbia University researching the effects of altered haemodynamics in advanced heart failiure patients with and without Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) support.  He returned to Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2018 where he continues this and other research.  He maintains an honorary role at Columbia University.

Eric's main role at Cardiff Metropolitan University is to provide research training and complete original research projects in Physiology and Health, which sees him working closely with staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Other Roles (Past and Current)

2018-present Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NYC, USA
2020-present European Commission Reviewer for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
2018-present Official Physiological Society Representative
2012-present Member of the International Working Group on Maternal Haemodynamics

2016-2019 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NYC, USA
2016-2020 Member of the Canadian Discovery Grant Committee
(Natural Science & Engineering Research Council, NSERC)
June 2017 Visiting Scholar (invited)
Menzies Research Institute for Medical Research University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia  

Research / Publications

Eric is a committed academic with a drive for excellence in research and teaching. His research focuses on the acute and chronic effects of different physiological stressors (including exercise) on cardiovascular function, specifically on strain & twist of the heart. The aim of his research is to understand which kind of stress is good for the heart, and which stress impacts negatively on heart health. Current research themes include:
· Exercise (Enduranc​e/Strength) · LV energetics · Aging · Comparative animal physiology · Pregnancy · Chronic adaptation of LV mechanics · LV mechanics and arterial cross-talk · Hypoxia/Heat Stress


*: indicates significant supervision; #: indicates collaboration; *: indicates senior author role



"Bionic Women and Men – Heart Failure and An Artificial Heart Pump" (link)



"Investigation into the occurrence of Bleeding in Heart Failure Patients with and without Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) support" (link)



McDonnell BJ, Cornwell & Stöhr EJ (2021). In: Arterial Stiffness… Chirinos (editor). Elsevier: Philadelphia. In preparation.

Meah VL, Stöhr EJ*, Cockcroft JR. Noninvasive Techniques for Measuring Cardiac Output During Pregnancy. In: Maternal Hemodynamics. Lees & Gyselaers (eds.). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge (2018).

Stöhr EJ*. Echocardiographic assessment of myocardial deformation during exercise. In: Endocarditis. (editor). InTechOpen: London (2020). In press.


Eric J. Stöhr and Christopher JA Pugh. The Endurance Athlete’s Circulation: Ultra-risky or a long road to safety? Atherosclerosis 03/2021; 320:89-91, DOI: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2021.01.019

Eric J. Stöhr and Barry J McDonnell. The Unique Physiology of Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients – Keep your finger on the pulse! Experimental Physiology 05/2020; 10.1113/EP088602

Eric J. Stöhr, Barry J McDonnell, John R Cockcroft. Young athletes under pressure? Heart (British Cardiac Society) 05/2019; 105(16):heartjnl-2019-315188, DOI:10.1136/heartjnl-2019-315188

Eric J. Stöhr*. The role of heart rate in the left ventricular twist response to increased arterial blood pressure: a ‘stiff’ challenge? Experimental Physiology 02/2016; 101(2):256-257, DOI:10.1113/EP085575



Eric J. Stöhr, R. Ji*, K. Akiyama, F. Castagna, A. Pinsino, J.R. Cockcroft, M. Yuzefpolskaya, A. Garan, V.K. Topkara, M.T. Pineda, H. Takayama, K. Takeda, Y. Naka, P.C. Colombo, B. McDonnell, J.Z. Willey: Cerebrovascular Reactivity in HM3 Patients. J Heart Lung Transplant; In press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2021.05.005.

Hannah Rosenblum* MD1, Alberto Pinsino MD1, Amelia Zuver, MPH1, Azka Javaid BA1, Ruiping Ji MD PhD1, John R. Cockcroft MB CHB FRCP1,2, Melana Yuzefpolskaya MD1, A. Reshad Garan MD3, Sofia Shames MD1, Veli K. Topkara MD MSc1, Hiroo Takayama MD PhD1, Koji Takeda MD PhD1, Yoshifumi Naka MD PhD1, Barry J. McDonnell PhD2, Joshua Z. Willey MD MSc1, Paolo C. Colombo MD1, Eric J. Stöhr* PhD1,2. Increased Aortic Stiffness is Associated with Higher Rates of Stroke, GI-bleeding and Pump Thrombosis in CF-LVAD Patients. J Card Fail 02/2021; In press. DOI: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2021.02.009

Michael E. Kiyatkin*, Amelia M. Zuver, Antonia Gaudig, Azka Javaid, Melissa Mabasa, Eugene Royzman, Barry J. McDonnell, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Paolo C. Colombo, Eric J. Stöhr*$, and Joshua Z. Willey$ ($joint senior authors). CAROTID ARTERY STRUCTURE AND HEMODYNAMICS AND THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH STROKE AND GASTROINTESTINAL BLEEDING IN LEFT VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE PATIENTS. J Arti Organs 01/2021; In press. DOI: 10.1007/s10047-020-01229-1

Amanda Q.X. Nio*, Samantha Rogers, Rachel Mynors-Wallis, Victoria L. Meah, Jane M. Black, Mike Stembridge, Eric J. Stöhr*. The menopause alters aerobic adaptations to high-intensity interval training. Med Sci Sports Exerc 10/2020; 52(10):2096-2106. DOIU: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002372

Kazuhito Watanabe*, Eric J. Stöhr, Koichi Akiyama, Sumie Watanabe, José González-Alonso. Dehydration reduces stroke volume and cardiac output during exercise because of impaired cardiac filling and venous return, not left ventricular function. Physiol Rep 06/2020; 8(11):e14433. DOI: 10.14814/phy2.14433

Barry J McDonnell, Hannah Rosenblum, William K. Cornwell III, Manreet Kanwar, John R Cockcroft, Eric J. Stöhr. Bionic Women and Men Part 2 – Carterial Stiffness in heart failure patients implanted with left ventricular assist devices. Exp Physiol 02/2020; 105(5):755-758

#Cullen Buchanan, Manreet Kanwar, John R Cockcroft, Barry J McDonnell, Eric J. Stöhr, William Cornwell. Bionic Women and Men Part 4 – Cardioavscular, cerebrovascular and exercise responses among patients supported with left ventricular assist devices. Exp Physiol 02/2020; 105(5):763-766

#Manreet Kanwar, Barry J McDonnell, Hannah Rosenblum, John R Cockcroft, Eric J. Stöhr, William Cornwell. Bionic Women and Men Part 3 – Right ventricular dysfunction in patients implanted with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). Exp Physiol 02/2020; 105(5):759-762.

#Eric J. Stöhr, William Cornwell, Manreet Kanwar, John R Cockcroft, Barry J McDonnell. Bionic Women and Men Part 1 – Cardioavscular lessons from heart failure patients implanted with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). Exp Physiol 02/2020; 105(5):749-754

#Morris RI, Sobotka PA, Balmforth PK, Stöhr EJ, McDonnell BJ, Spencer D, O'Sullivan GJ and Black SA. Iliocaval Venous Obstruction, Cardiac Preload Reserve and Exercise Limitation. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 02/2020.

Eric J. Stöhr*, Bryce Balmain, Surendran Sabapathy. Regarding High-Intensity Interval Training and Left Ventricular Mechanics. Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise 11/2019.; 51(11): 2423. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002057

#Rianne C. Bijl, Herbert Valensise, Gian Paolo Novelli, Barbara Vasapollo, Ian Wilkinson, Basky Thilaganathan, Eric J. Stöhr, Christoph Lees, Caroline D. van der Marel, Jérôme M.J. Cornette: Methods and considerations concerning cardiac output measurement in pregnant women: recommendations of the International Working Group on Maternal Hemodynamics: Cardiac output in pregnancy. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 02/2019; 54(1)., DOI:10.1002/uog.20231

Eric J. Stöhr*: Bionic Women and Men: Heart failure and an artificial heart pump. DOI:10.26904/RF-125-7277

Jason S Au*, Sara Y Oikawa, Robert W Morton, Stuart M Phillips, Maureen J Macdonald, Eric J. Stöhr*: Unaltered left ventricular mechanics and remodelling after 12 weeks of resistance exercise training - A longitudinal study in men. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism 01/2019; 44(3)., DOI:10.1139/apnm-2018-0544

Eric J. Stöhr, Barry J. McDonnell, Paolo C. Colombo, Joshua Z. Willey: Rebuttal from Eric J. Stöhr, Barry J. McDonnell, Paolo C. Colombo and Joshua Z. Willey. The Journal of Physiology 12/2018; 597(9)., DOI:10.1113/jp277243

Eric J. Stöhr, Barry J. McDonnell, Paolo C. Colombo, Joshua Z. Willey: CrossTalk proposal: Blood flow pulsatility in left ventricular assist device patients is essential to maintain normal brain physiology. The Journal of Physiology 12/2018; 597(2)., DOI:10.1113/jp276729

Alberto Pinsino, Francesco Castagna, Amelia M Zuver, Eugene A Royzman, Mojdeh Nasiri, Eric J. Stöhr, Barbara Cagliostro, Barry McDonnell, John R Cockcroft, A Reshad Garan, Veli K Topkara, P Christian Schulze, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama, Yoshifumi Naka, Ryan T Demmer, Joshua Z Willey, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Paolo C Colombo: PROGNOSTIC IMPLICATIONS OF SERIAL OUTPATIENT BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS IN PATIENTS WITH A LEFT VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 11/2018; 38(4)., DOI:10.1016/j.healun.2018.11.003

Victoria L. Meah*, Karianne Backx, John R. Cockcroft, Rob Shave, Eric J. Stöhr*: Left ventricular mechanics in the late second trimester of healthy pregnancy. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 11/2018; 54(3)., DOI:10.1002/uog.20177

Samuel Cooke*, T. Jake Samuel*, StephenMark Cooper, Eric J. Stöhr*: Adaptation of myocardial twist in the remodelled athlete's heart is not related to cardiac output. Experimental Physiology 09/2018; 103(11)., DOI:10.1113/ep087165

#Estibaliz Castillero, Ziad A Ali, Hirokazu Akashi, Nicholas Giangreco, Catherine Wang, Eric J. Stöhr, Ruiping Ji, Xiaokan Zhang, Nathaniel Kheysin, Joo-Eun S Park, Sheetal Hegde, Sanatkumar Patel, Samantha Stein, Carlos Cuenca, Diana Leung, Shunichi Homma, Nicholas P Tatonetti, Veli K. Topkara, Koji Takeda, Paolo C Colombo, Yoshifumi Naka, H Lee Sweeney, P. Christian Schulze, Isaac George: Structural and Functional Cardiac Profile after Prolonged Duration of Mechanical Unloading: Potential Implications for Myocardial Recovery. AJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology 08/2018; 315(5)., DOI:10.1152/ajpheart.00187.2018

Christopher J. A. Pugh, Keeron J. Stone, Eric J. Stöhr, Barry J. McDonnell, Jane E. S. Thompson, Jack S. Talbot, Denis J. Wakeham, John R Cockcroft, Robert Shave: Carotid artery wall mechanics in young males with high cardiorespiratory fitness. Experimental Physiology 06/2018; 103(9)., DOI:10.1113/EP087067

Eric J. Stöhr, Hiroo Takayama, Giovanni Ferrari: Stretch your heart – but not too far: The role of titin mutations in dilated cardiomyopathy. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 03/2018; 156(1)., DOI:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.10.160

Gordon McGregor, Eric J. Stöhr, David Oxborough, Peter Kimani, Rob Shave: Effect of exercise training on left ventricular mechanics after acute myocardial infarction – an exploratory study. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 01/2018; 61(3)., DOI:10.1016/j.rehab.2018.01.003

#Amy A. Kirkham, Neil D. Eves, Rob E. Shave, Kelcey A. Bland, Joshua Bovard, Karen A. Gelmon, Sean A. Virani, Don C. McKenzie, Eric J. Stöhr, Darren E. R. Waburton, Kristin L. Campbell: The effect of an aerobic exercise bout 24 h prior to each doxorubicin treatment for breast cancer on markers of cardiotoxicity and treatment symptoms: a RCT. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 11/2017; 167(1–39)., DOI:10.1007/s10549-017-4554-4

Jason S Au*, Paula A Bochnak, Sydney E Valentino, Jem L Cheng, Eric J. Stöhr, Maureen J MacDonald: Cardiac and haemodynamic influence on carotid artery longitudinal wall motion. Experimental Physiology 10/2017; 103(1):2018., DOI:10.1113/EP086621

Francesco Castagna, Eric J. Stöhr, Alberto Pinsino, John R. Cockcroft, Joshua Willey, A. Reshad Garan, Veli K. Topkara, Paolo C. Colombo, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Barry J. McDonnell: The Unique Blood Pressures and Pulsatility of LVAD Patients: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities. Current Hypertension Reports 10/2017; 19(10)., DOI:10.1007/s11906-017-0782-6

Rebeca Atencia, Eric J. Stöhr, Aimee L. Drane, Mike Stembridge, Glyn Howatson, Pablo Rodriguez Lopez del Rio, Yedra Feltrer, Babila Tafon, Sharon Redrobe, Bruce Peck, Jaclyn Eng, Steve Unwin, Carlos R. Sanchez, Rob E. Shave: HEART RATE and INDIRECT BLOOD PRESSURE RESPONSES to FOUR DIFFERENT FIELD ANESTHETIC PROTOCOLS in WILD-BORN CAPTIVE CHIMPANZEES (PAN TROGLODYTES). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 09/2017; 48(3):636-644., DOI:10.1638/2016-0181.1

T. Jake Samuel*, Eric J. Stöhr*: Clarification on the role of LV untwisting in LV "relaxation" and diastolic filling. Clinical Research in Cardiology 08/2017; 106(3)., DOI:10.1007/s00392-017-1143-9

Q. X. Nio*, E. J. Stöhr, R. E. Shave: Age-related differences in left ventricular structure and function between healthy men and women. Climacteric 08/2017; 20(5):1-8., DOI:10.1080/13697137.2017.1356814

#A.A. Kirkham, R.E. Shave, K.A. Bland, J.M. Bovard, N.D. Eves, K.A. Gelmon, D.C. McKenzie, S.A. Virani, Eric J. Stöhr, D.E.R. Warburton, K.L. Campbell: Protective effects of acute exercise prior to doxorubicin on cardiac function of breast cancer patients: A proof-of-concept RCT. International journal of cardiology 07/2017; 245., DOI:10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.07.037

Eric J. Stöhr, Mike Stembridge, Rob Shave, T Jake Samuel*, Keeron Stone, Joseph I Esformes: Systolic and Diastolic LV Mechanics during and following Resistance Exercise. Medicine and science in sports and exercise 05/2017;, DOI:10.1249/MSS.0000000000001326

F. Castagna, A. Pinsino, Eric J. Stöhr, B. McDonnell, M. Yuzefpolskaya, A. Clemons, N. Akter, D. Onat, D.L. Brunjes, K. Ross, M. Tiburcio, V.K. Topkara, A.R. Garan, H. Takayama, K. Takeda, Y. Naka, J. Cockcroft, P.C. Colombo: Reliability of a Cuff-Deflation System for Serial Monitoring of Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity in Patients with Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 04/2017; 36(4):S325-S326., DOI:10.1016/j.healun.2017.01.913

Francesco Castagna, Barry J. McDonnell, Eric J. Stöhr, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Pauline N. Trinh, Veli K. Topkara, A. Reshad Garan, Margaret A. Flannery, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama, Yoshifumi Naka, Ryan T. Demmer, Siegfried Wassertheurer, John Cockcroft, Paolo C. Colombo: Noninvasive measurement of peripheral, central and 24-hour blood pressure in patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist device. The Journal of heart and lung transplantation: the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation 03/2017; 36(6)., DOI:10.1016/j.healun.2017.02.026

Maria C Kearney, Eve GallopEvans, John R Cockcroft, Eric J. Stöhr, Eveline Lee, Karianne Backx, Mark Haykowsky, Zaheer Yousef, Rob Shave: Cardiac dysfunction in cancer survivors unmasked during exercise. European Journal of Clinical Investigation 12/2016; 47(3)., DOI:10.1111/eci.12720


Jane M. Black*, Eric J. Stöhr, Keeron Stone, Christopher J. A. Pugh, Mike Stembridge, Rob Shave, Joseph I. Esformes: The effect of an acute bout of resistance exercise on carotid artery strain and strain rate. Physiological Reports 09/2016; 4(17):e12959., DOI:10.14814/phy2.12959

#Katharine Dianne Currie, Christopher R West, Eric J. Stöhr, Andrei V Krassioukov: Left Ventricular Mechanics in Untrained and Trained Males with Tetraplegia. Journal of Neurotrauma 08/2016; 34(3)., DOI:10.1089/neu.2016.4510

Eric J. Stöhr, Rob E. Shave, Aaron L. Baggish, Rory B Weiner: Left Ventricular Twist Mechanics in the Context of Normal Physiology and Cardiovascular Disease: A Review of Studies using Speckle Tracking Echocardiography. AJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology 07/2016; 311(3):ajpheart.00104.2016., DOI:10.1152/ajpheart.00104.2016

Jason S. Au*, David S. Ditor, Maureen J. MacDonald, Eric J. Stöhr*: Carotid artery longitudinal wall motion is associated with local blood velocity and left ventricular rotational, but not longitudinal, mechanics. Physiological Reports 07/2016; 4(14):e12872., DOI:10.14814/phy2.12872

Craig Armstrong*, Jake Samuel*, Andrew Yarlett*, Stephen-Mark Cooper, Mike Stembridge, Eric J. Stöhr*: The Effects of Exercise Intensity vs. Metabolic State on the Variability and Magnitude of Left Ventricular Twist Mechanics during Exercise. PLoS ONE 04/2016; 11(4):e0154065., DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0154065

Anke CCM van Mil*, James Pearson, Aimee L Drane, John R Cockcroft, Barry J McDonnell, Eric J. Stöhr*: Interaction between left ventricular twist mechanics and arterial haemodynamics during localised, non-metabolic hyperaemia with and without blood flow restriction. Experimental physiology 01/2016; 101(4):n/a-n/a., DOI:10.1113/EP085623

Victoria L Meah*, John R Cockcroft, Karianne Backx, Rob Shave, Eric J. Stöhr*: Cardiac output and related haemodynamics during pregnancy: A series of meta-analyses. Heart (British Cardiac Society) 01/2016; 102(7)., DOI:10.1136/heartjnl-2015-308476

#Rory B Weiner, James R DeLuca, Francis Wang, Jeffrey Lin, Meagan M Wasfy, Brant Berkstresser, Eric J. Stöhr, Rob Shave, Gregory D Lewis, Adolph M Hutter, Michael H Picard, Aaron L Baggish: Exercise-Induced Left Ventricular Remodeling Among Competitive Athletes: A Phasic Phenomenon. Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging 12/2015; 8(12)., DOI:10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.115.003651

Mike Stembridge, Philip N Ainslie, Michael G Hughes, Eric Jean Stöhr, James D Cotter, Michael M Tymko, Trevor A Day, Akke Bakker, Rob E Shave: Impaired myocardial function does not explain reduced left ventricular filling and stroke volume at rest or during exercise at high altitude. Journal of Applied Physiology 03/2015; 119(10):jap.00995.2014., DOI:10.1152/japplphysiol.00995.2014

Eric J. Stöhr, Mike Stembridge, Joseph I. Esformes: In vivo human cardiac shortening and lengthening velocity is region-dependent and not coupled with heart rate: 'Longitudinal' strain rate markedly underestimates apical contribution.. Experimental physiology 03/2015; 100(5)., DOI:10.1113/EP085081

Jane M. Black*, Eric J. Stöhr, Rob Shave, Joseph I. Esformes: Influence of exercise training mode on arterial diameter: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 12/2014; 19(1)., DOI:10.1016/j.jsams.2014.12.007

Amanda Q X Nio*, Eric J. Stöhr, Rob Shave: The female human heart at rest and during exercise: A review. European Journal of Sport Science 07/2014; 15(4):1-10., DOI:10.1080/17461391.2014.936323

Mike Stembridge, Philip N Ainslie, Michael G Hughes, Eric J. Stöhr, James D Cotter, Amanda Qing Xia Nio, Robert Shave: Ventricular structure, function, and mechanics at high altitude: Chronic remodeling in Sherpa vs. short-term lowlander adaptation. Journal of Applied Physiology 05/2014; 117(3)., DOI:10.1152/japplphysiol.00233.2014

Eric J. Stöhr*, Victoria L Meah*, Mike Stembridge: Combined neonatal therapies for cardiac function in adulthood - live together, die alone?. The Journal of Physiology 03/2014; 592(Pt 5):825-6., DOI:10.1113/jphysiol.2013.269613

Victoria L Meah*, John R Cockcroft, Eric J. Stöhr*: Maternal cardiac twist pre-pregnancy: Potential as a novel marker of pre-eclampsia. Fetal and Maternal Medicine Review 12/2013;, DOI:10.1017/S0965539513000156

Eric J. Stöhr, José González-Alonso, Ian N Bezodis, Robert E Shave: Left ventricular energetics: New insight into the plasticity of regional contributions at rest and during exercise. AJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology 11/2013; 306(2)., DOI:10.1152/ajpheart.00938.2012

J. Pearson, K.K. Kalsi, Eric J. Stöhr, D.A. Low, H. Barker, L. Ali, J. González-Alonso: Erratum: Haemodynamic responses to dehydration in the resting and exercising human leg (European Journal of Applied Physiology (2013) 113 (1499-1509) DOI 10.1007/s00421-012-2579-2). DOI:10.1007/s00421-013-2679-7

R. Shave, D. Oxborough, J. Somauroo, Y. Feltrer, T. Strike, A. Routh, S. Chapman, S. Redrobe, L. Thompson, S. Unwin, G. Sayers, H. Murphy, G. Rapoport, Eric J. Stöhr: Echocardiographic Assessment of Cardiac Structure and Function in Great Apes: A Practical Guide. International Zoo Yearbook 08/2013; 48(1):218., DOI:10.1111/izy.12026

James Pearson, Kameljit K Kalsi, Eric J. Stöhr, David A Low, Horace Barker, Leena Ali, José González-Alonso: Erratum to: Haemodynamic responses to dehydration in the resting and exercising human leg. Arbeitsphysiologie 01/2013; 113(9)., DOI:10.1007/s00421-012-2579-2

Stéphane P Dufour, Ellen A Dawson, Eric J. Stöhr: Central versus peripheral control of cardiac output in humans: Insight from atrial pacing. The Journal of Physiology 10/2012; 590(Pt 20):4977-8., DOI:10.1113/jphysiol.2012.240143

Eric J. Stöhr, Rob Shave: Left ventricular apical mechanics during ectopy in an asymptomatic athlete. Heart (British Cardiac Society) 03/2012; 98(11):893-4., DOI:10.1136/heartjnl-2012-301737

Eric J. Stöhr, Barry McDonnell, Jane Thompson, Keeron Stone, Tom Bull, Rory Houston, John Cockcroft, Rob Shave: Left ventricular mechanics in humans with high aerobic fitness: Adaptation independent of structural remodelling, arterial haemodynamics and heart rate. The Journal of Physiology 03/2012; 590(Pt 9):2107-19., DOI:10.1113/jphysiol.2012.227850

Eric J. Stöhr, José González-Alonso, Rob Shave: Reply to "Letter to the editor: 'Left ventricular mechanical limitations to stroke volume in healthy humans during incremental exercise'". AJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology 01/2012; 302(1):H376-7., DOI:10.1152/ajpheart.00997.2011

Eric J. Stöhr, José González-Alonso, James Pearson, David A Low, Leena Ali, Horace Barker, Rob Shave: Dehydration reduces left ventricular filling at rest and during exercise independent of twist mechanics. Journal of Applied Physiology 06/2011; 111(3):891-7., DOI:10.1152/japplphysiol.00528.2011

Eric J. Stöhr, José González-Alonso, Rob Shave: Left ventricular mechanical limitations to stroke volume in healthy humans during incremental exercise. AJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology 05/2011; 301(2):H478-87., DOI:10.1152/ajpheart.00314.2011

Eric J. Stöhr: The Effect of Heat Stress, Dehydration and Exercise on Global Left Ventricular Function and Mechanics in Healthy Humans. PhD thesis, Brunel University 2010. https://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/5343

James Pearson, David A Low, Eric J. Stöhr, Kameljit Kalsi, Leena Ali, Horace Barker, José González-Alonso: Hemodynamic responses to heat stress in the resting and exercising human leg: Insight into the effect of temperature on skeletal muscle blood flow. AJP Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology 12/2010; 300(3):R663-73., DOI:10.1152/ajpregu.00662.2010

Eric J. Stöhr, José González-Alonso, James Pearson, David A Low, Leena Ali, Horace Barker, Rob Shave: Effect of graded heat stress on global left ventricular function and twist mechanics at rest and during exercise in healthy humans. Experimental physiology 10/2010; 96(2):114-24., DOI:10.1113/expphysiol.2010.055137



Teaching and Supervision

Eric’s teaches the basics of cardiovascular function at rest and during exercise to level 4 students. At levels 5, 6 and 7 (MSc) Eric teaches the effects of environmental stresses (heat, cold, altitude/hypoxia, dehydration) on cardiovascular function during exercise. He is a supervisor of numerous different undergraduate dissertation projects the topics of which range from exercise performance to cardiovascular regulation during exercise.

Postgraduate supervision

Eric has supervised more than 20 postgraduate students (Postdoctoral Fellows, PhD, MPhil, MRes, MSc) from various countries and institutions and published with them. He is a passionate supervisor and dedicates a significant amount of his academic time to the training and support of young researchers.

Qualifications and Awards

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, Columbia University
Postdoctoral researcher, Cardiff Metropolitan University
PhD, Brunel University West London, UK
BSc, University of Saarbrucken, Germany
Trained paramedic, ASB Bonn, Germany

External Links

Eric collaborates with numerous researchers across the world, scientists from the following institutions:

  • Columbia University, New York City, USA

  • Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

  • McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

  • Radboud University MC, Nijmegen, Nether​lands

  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  • University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia