Awarded Projects

“Development of a novel non-invasive method to assess ocular microcirculatory function to predict risk of Major Adverse Cardiac Events”

Dr. Mark Spence

Professor Tara Moore (Principal supervisor)

“Novel biomarker and imaging prognostic indicators in patients with severe aortic stenosis, and the effect of surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement on these variables and patient outcome”.

Dr. Mark McGowan

Dr. Lana Dixon (Principal supervisor)

“An investigation to assess if the inflammatory marker serum amyloid A is increased by CVD burden and if this is further augmented in those with CVD and diabetes mellitus”.

Senior Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse (via Dr. Dalzell) for cardiac rehabilitation resources:

Professor Pascal McKeown

Application for continuation of funding - “The Utility and impact of comprehensive cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging prior to percutaneous coronary intervention of chronically occluded coronary arteries”

Dr. Nicola Johnston


Application for continuation of funding - “Novel indicators of Cardiac Iron loading in Hereditary Haemochromatosis”

Dr. Lana Dixon

“The Utility and impact of comprehensive cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging prior to percutaneous coronary intervention of chronically occluded coronary arteries”

Dr. Nicola Johnston


“Novel indicators of Cardiac Iron loading in Hereditary Haemochromatosis”

Dr. Lana Dixon

“A study of Doppler ultrasound waveforms and peptide levels to enhance the diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension”

Dr. Mark Harbinson

“Improving the derived epicardial potential algorithm utilising torso dimension calculations for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction

Professor A.A.J. Adgey

Research Fellowship for Dr. Michael Daly - “Improving the Derived Epicardial Potential Algorithm Utilising Torso Dimension Calculations for the Diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction”

Professor A.A.J. Adgey


Re: Mr. Edmund York - “Profiling of the Megakaryocyte Proteome following Aspirin Exposure”

Dr. P.P. McKeown


“The effect of HMG CoA reductase inhibition on endothelial dysfunction, bioavailability of tetrahydrobiopterin and functional regulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase in human heart failure”.

Dr. Mark Harbinson

“Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement: An Observational Study” - Request: Core Valve Aortic Prosthesis

Dr. Ganesh Manoharan


“Profiling of the Megakaryocyte Proteome following Aspirin Exposure”

Dr. P.P. McKeown


Re: Dr. Michael Daly’s Project - Request:400 body surface harnesses to complete project

Professor A.A.J. Adgey

“Profiling of the Megakaryocyte Proteome Following Aspirin Exposure”

Dr. P.P. McKeown


“Waveform optimisation for internal cardioversion for atrial fibrillation”

Dr. Ganesh Manoharan

“Oxidative stress, isoprostanes and micronutrients levels in patients with heart failure”

Dr. Pascal McKeown

“Flexercell tension plus system”

Professor E.R. Trimble


“The effect of cytokine homeostasis and renal function of excluding unwashed cardiotomy blook from patients after coronary artery bypass graft surgery on the beating heart”

Dr. W.T. McBride


“Cell culture facilities” - £15,000.00

Dr. Pascal McKeown

“A new method in the treatment of atrial fibrillation using radio-frequency transcutaneous power transfer”.

Professor A.A.J. Adgey


“Improved early diagnosis and risk stratification of acute coronary syndromes”

Professor A.A.J. Adgey


“Refurbishment of research laboratory” - £30,000.00

Dr. D.R. McCluskey/Dr. Pascal McKeown


“Molecular investigation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase expression in angiotensin II treated rat cultured coronary microvascular endothelial cells”

Dr. Pascal McKeown

“Investigation of elderly rehabilitation patients with unexpected falls: a proposal to accurately determine the prevalence of cardiovascular aetiologies”

Dr. I.C. Steele and Dr. T.R.O. Beringer

“Ventricular activation in ventricular fibrillation as a basis for low energy defibrillation”

Professor A.A.J. Adgey


“Electrophysiological investigation facilities”

Professor A.A.J. Adgey


“The effect of pre-cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) administered methylprednisolone on plasma and urinary cytokine balance, on post-operative renal dysfunction and on neutrophil activation in-vitro”

Dr. W.T. McBride

“Improved diagnosis of patients with possible ischaemic chest pain”

Professor A.A.J. Adgey

“Multi-dimension spatial and temporal vector rotation maps in patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction”

Professor A.A.J. Adgey

“Telemedicine - Early diagnosis and management of ischemic heart disease”

Professor A.A.J. Adgey

“Anaesthesia and Immunomodulation in Cardiac Surgery”

Dr. W.T. McBride

Heart Trust Fund Giftaid

The late Professor Frank Pantridge, the world famous cardiologist who pioneered pre-hospital care and the ubiquitous automatic defibrillator, was the founder of this registered charity.

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