Each year our medical review panels carefully assess the many applications we receive from the teams in the hospitals and universities around the UK needing grants to help them progress their work into understanding, diagnosing and treating the country’s biggest killer, heart disease.
Heart Research UK is a national charity which spends its funding on activity across the country, which means what is raised locally is used to help hearts near you.
Investigating who is at risk of developing or dying from infective endocarditis
Prof Martin Thornhill, University of Sheffield
Developing a genetic test to improve the success of stem cell treatment for heart disease
Dr Enca Martin-Rendon, University of Oxford
Treating heart attacks using cell therapy
Prof Paolo Madeddu, University of Bristol
Developing new imaging techniques for coronary heart disease
Dr Richard Siow, King’s College London
Investigating the benefits and risks of using electronic cigarettes as an aid to stop smoking
Dr Markos Klonizakis, Sheffield Hallam University
Making every donor heart count
Mr Steven Tsui, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge
Next generation diagnosis of coronary heart disease using ‘deep learning’
Dr Jack Lee, King’s College London
Developing a new blood test to identify high-risk patients following treatment for a heart attack
Prof Ioakim Spyridopoulos, Newcastle University
Developing a new imaging method to study blood supply to a thickened heart
Dr Erica Dall’Armellina University of Leeds
Investigating the role of the ‘basement membrane’ in heart disease
Dr Tom Van Agtmael, University of Glasgow
A new treatment to prevent kidney damage in people undergoing angiography
Prof Amrita Ahluwalia, William Harvey Research Institute
Could UDCA be a new antifibrotic therapy for chronic heart failure?
Prof Julia Gorelik, Imperial College London
Reducing vein graft failure following heart bypass surgery
Prof Sarah George, University of Bristol
Using biological gases to control abnormal heart rhythms
Prof Derek Steele, University of Leeds
Studying how DNA is expressed in diseased hearts
Dr Chris Watson, Queen’s University Belfast
Novel treatment for ‘pseudoaneurysms’ in the groin
Prof Ashok Handa, Prof Eleanor Stride and Dr Regent Lee, University of Oxford
Imaging the heart in children born with heart disease - the 5-minute magnetic resonance scan
Dr Vivek Muthurangu, University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital
Detecting heart muscle stiffening early
Prof Stuart Cook, Imperial College London
Building new blood vessels to treat babies with structural defects of the heart
Prof Paolo Madeddu, Bristol Heart Institute
The benefits of breaking up prolonged sedentary time on heart disease risk in people with spinal cord injury
Dr Daniel Bailey, University of Bedfordshire
Blood platelets and inflammation in heart disease
Prof Khalid Naseem, University of Leeds
Reducing inflammation to protect against heart and blood vessel disease
Prof Faisel Khan, University of Dundee
Can 'small RNA' molecules prevent build-up of fats in arteries?
Prof Annette Graham, Glasgow Caledonian University
Exercise to reduce heart disease risk: which type of exercise programme is most suitable for people with a kidney transplant?
Dr Nicolette Bishop, Loughborough University and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Studying exercise capacity and cardiovascular function in children born with ‘half a heart’ (only one ventricle in the heart)
Mr David Barron, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and University of Birmingham
Developing a novel ECG-based test to measure the risk of sudden cardiac death
Prof G André Ng, University of Leicester.
Developing new MRI techniques for microscopic insights into heart muscle structure.
Prof David Firmin and Dr Andrew Scott, Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College London