Improving our knowledge about heart disease
to help save lives

Who we are

Our busy Cardiac Research Unit is found in the Cardiology department at Northwick Park Hospital, working along side the clinical teams to improve our treatment of heart disease. While our department specialises in researching methods of the imaging of the heart using ultrasound, we also have several clinical trials going on at any one time in our various interest areas.

We pride ourselves in the quality of our research, and all funding received goes directly into our research projects.

Our Interest Areas

Heart Attack

Heart Failure


Cardiac Imaging

Atrial Fibrillation


Our Latest News

EuroEcho, Vienna, December 2019

EuroEcho, Vienna, December 2019

The paper shows that a low flow rate across the aortic valve is a predictor of mortality following aortic valve intervention. The paper is available to read here:

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Ischemia Trial

Ischemia Trial

The Ischemia Trial is one of the most important recent trials. More than 200 patients were recruited into this trial at Northwick Park, which was the second highest recruitment site in the world, and the team attended the results presentation at the American Heart Association Conference in Philadelphia in November 2019. A summary of the the results of the trial are available on the Ischemia Trial website:

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Can you help us?

Would you like to take part in research?

​At the Department of Cardiac Research we are always looking for heart patients to take part in a variety of projects aimed at improving our knowledge about heart disease. If you are interested in volunteering please read our Get Involved page which gives details of current projects and how to take part as a volunteer.

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