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Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is a generic term used to describe many different and often complex disorders which affect the heart. Researchers at the University of Oxford are driving to develop drugs to treat and prevent them, using a multi-disciplinary approach involving chemists, basic researchers, clinicians and others.
In 2008, the University of Oxford received an £8.4m award from the British Heart Foundation to establish a Centre of Research Excellence to enable further research into cardiovascular disease, which is the UK's leading cause of death. The BHF CRE in Oxford brings together 36 world leading clinical and laboratory researchers, based in 10 University Departments and Centres. The ultimate goal of the BHF CRE in Oxford is to help prevent cardiovascular disease and to find targets for new treatments or cures.

Further details of Oxford cardiovascular activity, including profiles of individual researchers, can be found at http://www.cardioscience.ox.ac.uk/bhf-centre-of-research-excellence, the website for the Oxford British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence. For specific queries, please contact Dr Ruth McCaffrey, the BHF CRE Research Facilitator: ruth.mccaffrey@cardiov.ox.ac.uk.