As part of the Cardiovascular and Sport and Exercise Sciences group, we were ranked 1st in the UK for world leading 4* research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
The Cardiovascular group is part of the Cardiovascular and Sport and Exercise Sciences group.
Our research, delivered under six themes, focuses on the function of the heart in health and disease, with additional activity in the area of skeletal muscle. From the level of the single molecule through to the function of the intact heart in vivo, complemented by multi-scale in silico modelling, we deliver world-class research with translational relevance.
We work closely and share three research themes (Skeletal muscle in health and disease, Ageing and the cardiopulmonary system, Exercise and the failing heart) with the Sport and Exercise Sciences (SES) group and use an interdisciplinary approach to answer collective research questions.
We also provide world-class, research-led education through our undergraduate degrees.
Cardiac adaptions through remodelling and repair occur at multiple levels and throughout life. One highly-contested area of research is the extent of myocardial regeneration that takes place following myocardial damage, and the role of stem or progenitor cells in this.More
Age is a major risk factor for the majority of cardiopulmonary complications. In part this is because many cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases are progressive. However, even healthy ageing is associated with a reduction in blood vessel and lung function, with a sharp decline in maximal cardiac output and aerobic capacity as people advance into their 60s and beyond.More
Heart failure is a complex syndrome with impairment of cardiac, respiratory, musculoskeletal and vascular function, all of which contribute to reduced quality of life and mortality. Exercise has established benefits in patients with heart failure but debate continues as to the most appropriate exercise modality.More