About Us

Find out more about what we do at the Cardiac Research Charity – our research and trials and the staff involved.

Our history

Cardiac Research has been an important part of the cardiology team at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, UK since 1974. We are a dedicated multidisciplinary team consisting of doctors, nurses, study co-ordinators, physiologists and secretarial staff.

We carry out research to find new treatments for heart disease and research methods of assessing heart function, frequently using cardiac ultrasound. We also are involved with the development of interventional devices.

The results of our research is published and presented internationally in journals and at conferences to benefit not just the local population but also the public in general.

We participate in large international trials, with many of our patients volunteering to participate in research projects with us. The dedication of the team often means we manage to recruit large numbers of patients, making us a significant contributor in shaping the treatment and care of heart patients in the future. One of our current trials is looking to see whether a drug developed to help with obesity, actually prevents heart disease.


Our Interest areas

Taking part in Research

Our research projects are very varied. Some are incredibly simple and ask your permission to use your data or images taken of your heart, which are made anonymous prior to being analysed by researchers.

If you are approached about a study, you will be given all the time you need to make an informed decision to take part, and you can change your mind at any time. We have put together a list of frequently asked questions by people who come and take part in our studies. If it is something you are considering but are unsure, please take a look and see if it reassures you.

Our current studies information gives a brief description about the projects we are working on at the moment. This will be updated as new studies commence. The studies that we are about to start will involve patients with heart failure and patients with atrial fibrillation. If this is you and you would like to learn more, please get in touch.

Taking part in research can be very rewarding. Many patients say they are grateful to be able to give something back for the care they have received. Frequently, they go on to take part in another study when their current one has finished as they enjoy the care their receive as well.

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Professor Roxy Senior

Professor Roxy Senior

Director of Cardiac Research

Roxy Senior is Professor of Clinical Cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and Consultant Cardiologist and Director of Echocardiography at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London and Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow.

He graduated and obtained Masters degree in medicine and cardiology from the University of Calcutta, India and migrated to the UK in 1989 when he joined Northwick Park Hospital as a research fellow. He became a Consultant Cardiologist and Director of Cardiac Research at the Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow in 1995.