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Cardiology Research

Cardiovascular disease describes all diseases of the heart & circulation including everything from inherited conditions to developed conditions such as coronary heart disease, atrial fibrillation, heart failure & stroke. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide & accounts for  approximately 150,000 deaths in the United Kingdom annually.


Research in Cardiology is important for many reasons:

- Trialling new medications/treatments & comparing them to current practice

- Long term studies comparing different current practices to obtain quantifiable results

- Introducing new platforms to improve disease management & care

- Testing advances in technology such as new cardiac stents. 

Here at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust we have a dedicated Cardiac & Stroke receiving unit & a Coronary Care Ward.  We have a large research team & try to offer every patient a chance to participate in research.  This varies from simple questionnaires to trials of new medications & devices.

Overview of types of studies open to volunteers

We have a varied portfolio of studies currently open in the following areas:

- Heart failure

- Arrhythmias including Atrial fibrillation

- Coronary heart disease

- Lipid management & the effect on cardiovascular outcomes

- Hypertension management

- Acute Coronary Syndrome

If you are interested in taking part in any of our studies or want more information, please contact:


Mari Kononen – Cardiac Clinical Research Nurse



01494 425901


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