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The Association Between Blood Pressure and the Different Pathological Types of Stroke in UK Biobank

My project will use data from the UK Biobank, a detailed study of 500,000 volunteers, to improve our understanding of the relationships between different measures of blood pressure (BP) and...

Streaming Video to Augment Decision Support for Scottish Ambulance Service Treating COPD and OHCA in Edinburgh

Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) frontline paramedics need to be ready to face whatever medical emergencies may arise in the city of Edinburgh in all environments, day or night, and without...

Randomised Control Trial of a Smart Phone based Event Recorder for Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with Palpitations and Pre-Syncope

Palpitations (noticeable pounding, fluttering or irregular heart beat) and pre-syncope (near blackout) are common Emergency Department problems sometimes due to abnormal cardiac rhythm. This is difficult to diagnose as examination...

Improving risk prediction of cardiovascular disease in type 1 diabetes in Scotland

Type 1 diabetes causes increased heart disease and stroke (CVD) risk, but this is not equally the case in all patients. Some people develop heart disease or stroke at young...

Cardiac biOMarkers in Patients with Aortic StenosiS (COMPASS)

Aortic stenosis, often causing chest pain and breathlessness, is a common narrowing of a heart valve, but there are complex issues surrounding how best to treat it. While valve replacement...

SoSTART: Start or STop Anticoagulants Randomised Trial

Blood-thinning drugs like warfarin are very effective for preventing stroke in people with an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation (AF).  However, it is not known whether blood-thinning drugs are...

Testing the predictive ability of blood based novel biomarkers for cardiovascular outcomes in UK Biobank: a nationwide cohort study of > 500k people

In UK Biobank, a remarkable study of 500,000 people, blood tests might help detect early risk of heart attack and strokes, and other important diseases. The researchers will investigate to...