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Cardiology Research

Cardiology is the study and treatment of disorders of the heart and the blood vessels.


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 and 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, such as:

  • 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 and a Coronary Care Ward.  We have a large research team and 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 email or telephone 01296 31 6305


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