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The William Harvey Research Institute - Barts and The London

CVCTU Trials Portfolio

The Barts Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Unit (CVCTU) was set up to support and deliver clinical trials in the cardiovascular speciality and support local investigators working within Barts Health NHS Trust, in particular, the Barts Heart Centre, and Queen Mary University of London.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. Cardiovascular disease includes coronary artery diseases (CAD) such as angina and myocardial infarction (commonly known as a heart attack).

We care about patient-focused health outcomes and we want to find ways to improve them. Our trials and investigations help us to do that. We support this research by leading and supporting clinical trials that seek to find answers. 

You can find more information about the trials that we are currently involved in within the study specific links below.

Effect of Beetroot juice on reducing tissue damage in patients with high blood pressure.

Pacing in patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (thickened heart).

Effect on beetroot juice in patients with Heart Failure.

A new treatment to prevent kidney damage in people undergoing angiography.

Out of hospital advanced resuscitation in patients having a cardiac arrest.

Use of Computed Tomography Cardiac Angiography (CTCA) in improving outcome in patients who have had previous bypass surgery.

Comparison of the effect of two different blood products on stopping bleeding during heart surgery.

Treatment of long-term diabetic foot ulcers with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) gel dressing compared to usual care.

A study to determine the best way of treating patients presenting with atrial fibrillation.