Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

The partnership will produce the first ever British Society of Echocardiography National review of Stress Echocardiography Practice (BSE N-STEP).

Echocardiogram photo

The programme builds on the CCRF’S EVAREST research programme, which has established a vast hospital network of academic stress echocardiography centres across the UK, generating a database of 8000 patients. The BSE N-STEP has been created based on this experience, and aims to continue to recruit patients referred for stress echocardiograms across the country. The results will help better understand how protocols are used among different Trusts and the resources involved, as well as the clinical pathway and outcome of patients. Findings from the study should generate important insights into standards of stress echocardiography clinical practice across the NHS.

The BSE N-STEP committee Chair, Dr Dan Augustine, said “This partnership presents a valuable opportunity to review how stress echocardiography is being delivered in real world clinical practice in the UK and allows us to build a national picture of our stress echo use. Information on all forms of stress echo will be captured including assessments for ischaemia, valve disease and viability. From the data it will be possible to analyse protocols; outcomes and cost effectiveness of stress echocardiography within the NHS to promote best practice”.

Professor Paul Leeson, Principal Investigator of the EVAREST research programme, commented: ‘We are delighted to be able to bring together the EVAREST Investigators across the country with the British Society of Echocardiography to facilitate this exciting initiative.

The project will be the first ever national review of the performance of an advanced echocardiography imaging modality within the NHS.
- Professor Paul Leeson

A joint committee will oversee the project including both BSE members Dr Daniel Augustine, Ms Maria Paton, Dr David Oxborough, Mr Shaun Robinson, Mr Keith Pearce and Professor Mark Monaghan alongside Professor Paul Leeson, Dr Elena Benedetto and Cristiana Monteiro, from the University of Oxford.

 If your department is interested in taking part on this project, please email us

We want to hear about your news!

Publishing a paper? Just won an award? Get in touch with communications@rdm.ox.ac.uk

 

Similar stories

Biotech spinout MiroBio acquired by Gilead Sciences for ~£332m

Co-founded by Simon Davis, MiroBio focuses on developing therapeutics for inflammatory diseases.

Professor Hugh Watkins wins £30 million research award to cure killer heart diseases

The British Heart Foundation award aims to help researchers rewrite DNA, in “defining moment” for cardiovascular medicine.

Six RDM research groups secure LEAF Sustainability Awards

The Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) aims to support research groups to embed sustainability into their work.

Ewa Gogola receives Wellcome Early Career Award

Dr Ewa Gogola from the Patel Group in the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit has been awarded funding by the Wellcome Trust for the project ‘DNA damage-induced hepatocyte polyploidisation- how it happens and what are its consequences?’