We aim to better understand, diagnose and treat heart and vascular disease through our extensive cutting edge research programmes. We have a particular focus on understanding disease mechanisms and on new approaches to stratifying patients. Our expertise encompasses genetic studies to identify causative and risk genes, cardiovascular physiology and cellular biology to understand health and disease, the development and application of advanced imaging, experimental medicine and clinical trials.
Our research integrates basic and clinical research to maximise patient benefit. This theme incorporates three state of the art clinical research facilities – the Clinical Cardiovascular Research Facility, the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research and the Acute Vascular Imaging Centre. Combined, these facilities give us a comprehensive view of cardiovascular physiology, metabolism and function in health and disease.
Our researchers lead the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre's Cardiovascular Theme and the British Heart Foundation's Centre for Research Excellence, as well as being key collaborators in the British Heart Foundation's Centre for Regenerative Medicine, widening opportunities for collaboration.