Our projects and trials are listed below. If you would like to volunteer for a trial or find out more information, please click on the ‘Find out how to volunteer’ button and drop us an email or use the contact form on our Get in Touch page.
All our staff undertake specialist training to ensure that the research is carried to the highest standard and the patient’s interest is always the main priority.
Many of our patients enjoy being part of research and have taken part in several different projects over the years.
If you have had a heart attack in the past, are slightly overweight and are not diabetic, then you may be suitable to take part in this trial. We will give you support throughout the trial as to how to live a healthier life style and will monitor you closely during the study. You will see Emma and Gabriel when you come to the department who will let you know everything you want to know about the study before you agree to take part. We will arrange a taxi for you to get to and from appointments, so no need to worry about parking.
This trial is suitable for patients who have been admitted to hospital with a small heart attack, and aims to find out if people with this sort of heart attack would benefit from immediate treatment through intervention (PCI /STENT) or if our current treatment pathway of letting the patient recover for a few days before any intervention is considered. If you are admitted to hospital and find that this applies to you the research team will come and find you and explain the study in detail.
This study is also for people who have been admitted to hospital with heart problems, and involves having an infusion of either the study drug or a placebo once a week for 4 weeks.
If you have been admitted and are suitable for this trial then a member of the study team will come and speak with you about it.
We have will shortly be starting recruitment for a new trial in which we will be using high frequency ultrasound to look at the heart. This study will just take 1 day and you will have several scans during the study day. We will look after you during the day and make sure you have plenty of time to rest between scans.