E-cigarette vapors needed for a study - April 14, 2014

If you are an exclusive e-cigarette smoker and would be interested in participating in a research study please contact Maria (u1243768@uel.ac.uk).

The study will involve 4 short questionnaires and a simple computer task. The whole study should take no longer than 30 minutes.

Participants will be given £7 Love to Shop vouchers for their time.

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New Circulation article on the detection of cardiac abnormalities in elite black and white athletes - March 31, 2014

Read the new article published in the journal Circulation on the Comparison of ECG criteria for the detection of cardiac abnormalities in elite black and white athletes.

This article can be accessed here.

VT 2014 Symposium registration now open - March 20, 2014

Registration for the 4th London VT Symposium can now be accessed here.

New aneurysm research group publication in Circulation - February 24, 2014

Click here to view the latest research output of the Vascular Sciences Centre within the journal Circulation.

New publication by Professor DC Bennett - February 24, 2014

Click here to view the new publication by Professor DC Bennett

New sports cardiology publication in journal circulation by Abbas Zaidi, is editors pick of the week - May 8, 2013


A new publication by Abbas Zaidi published this week in the AHA Circulation journal, has garnered attention for its study of the “Physiological right ventricular adaption in elite athletes of African and Afro-Caribbean origin”.

Featured as “Editors pick of the week”, the publication has also spurned an article from Johnathan Weinstock and Mark Estes who have comended the authors for bringing to the forefront the “important clinical implication”s of this trial, and the emphasis that should be placed upon them.

Click here to read the study

Click here to read the article



New Publication by Prof Juan-Carlos Kaski - May 8, 2013

World-renowned team of contributors

  • Essential read for all clinicians involved in managing patients with chest pain or those that should be aware of non-cardiac chest pain
  • Extensive use of practical case-based material and review of guidelines in a broad multidisciplinary manner
  • The condition known as “chest pain with normal coronary arteries” or “cardiac syndrome X” has puzzled physicians since the advent of coronary arteriography. Although epicardial coronary artery spasm, as seen in Prinzmetal’s variant angina, explains a proportion of cases of typical chest pain despite normal coronary arteriograms, many patients who seek medical attention for exertional and rest angina in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease are not variant angina cases. This syndrome therefore constitutes both a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge



    Boston Scientific Canadian Fellowships- deadline 24th April - March 25, 2013

    Boston Scientific are accepting applications for the Toronto and Vancouver Island Fellowships 2013. Applications will close on 24th April, please see link below for further details.

    Click here to read full application details


    Free screening offered to Indian under 35′s, at risk of heart disease - March 4, 2013

    Dr Narains revolutionary project to offer  free early diagnoses for inherited heart conditions, has received glowing praise and a mention in the Hindustan Times last month.

    The project aims to test for early signs of heart disease such as cardiomyopathy, that may be the root cause of sudden cardiac death instances in the region. The screening tested hundreds of patient under 35, for any signs of inherited or early heart disease. Beginning in Patna, and later moving to other parts of the globe, the screening was offered free of charge under humanitarian grounds.  The team, headed up by Dr Narain,  screened the patients using an ECG machine. If neccessary they were then offered a further Echo scan, overseen by the highly experienced Cardiology unit at St George’s hospital, London.

    Click here to read the full article


    3rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the CVSRC 2012- Lipids and Lipoproteins - February 26, 2013

    The 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the CVSRC 2012- Lipids and Lipoproteins was held on the 29th November 2012 at The Royal Society of Medinine in London. The  focus for this years conference was onn lipds and lipoproteins. Lipid disorders remian one of the largest treatavble risks seen by the centre in the treatment and diagnosis of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

    The highlights from the confwerence can be seen in the recordings below. Our next meeting will be on 9th December 2013, with the programme to be announced shortly. You can pre-register for this event by following the link on our site.

    Introduction from Prof. Kaski and talk by Dr Cockerill on HDL

    Prof. Von Eckardstein discussing proteomics and lipidomics of HDL and its subfractions

    Prof. Packard discusses CETP inhibition as a target for CHD prevention

    Prof. Ray discusses statins and diabetes risk

    Prof. Badimon discusses coronary artery disease and HDL

    Prof. Luscher discusses HDL-Cholesterol

    Dr. Wierzbicki discusses LDL reduction beyond statins