Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

Example MD projects

Self-funding students or students seeking MD studentship opportunities are encouraged to view the example projects offered below by supervisors in our department. If you are interested, please contact the relevant supervisor for each project.

In the case of supervisors or co-supervisors who work in other departments, their main department is denoted in parentheses following their name.

Title Supervisor Co-supervisor
The novel application of clinical optical coherence tomography and pressure wire assessment to post-mortem computed tomography angiography Dr David Adlam Professor Bruno Morgan (Leicester Cancer Research Centre)
Cardiologists' knowledge, attitudes and application of risk towards Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Dr T R Betts Professor G André Ng
Plasma matrix metalloproteinase as predictors of prognosis in acute decompensated heart failure Professor Leong Loke Ng Professor Alison H Goodall
Biomarkers in diastolic heart failure Professor Leong Loke Ng Professor Iain B Squire
What is the incidence, mechanism and optimal management of severe hypertension after carotid endarterectomy? Professor A Ross Naylor Professor Iain B Squire
Predictors of functional recovery and left ventricular remodelling following acute myocardial infarction Professor Iain B Squire Professor Matt Bown
The significance of glucose transporters in the abdominal aortic aneurysm pathogenesis Professor Matt Bown Professor Rob Sayers
An investigation into microRNA expression profiles in abdominal aortic aneurysm disease Professor Matt Bown Professor Rob Sayers
An investigation into genetic polymorphisms and abdominal aortic aneurysms Professor Matt Bown Dr P Stafford/Dr Fernando Soares Schlindwein (Department of Engineering)
An investigation into gene expression profiles in abdominal aortic aneurysms Professor Rob Sayers Professor Matt Bown
STARTREC – Simplifying technologies for peripheral arterial disease recognition Professor Rob Sayers Professor Matt Bown
The natural history of type II endoleaks after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair Professor Rob Sayers Professor David G Lambert
The In Vitro Effects of Antiangiogenic Treatment on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Mr E Choke Professor Rob Sayers
Investigating the analgesic effects of intrathecal Nociceptin (N/OFQ) Professor Jonathan P Thompson Professor David G Lambert
The role of the endogenous nociceptin system in modulating the inflammatory processes of sepsis and the systemic inflammatory response syndrome Professor Jonathan P Thompson Professor Gerry McCann
Complete versus lesion-only Primary PCI pilot - Cardiac MRI substudy Professor Gerry McCann Professor Tony Gershlick

Endothelial homeostasis as a therapeutic modality in post-cardiac surgery inflammatory organ injury

Professor Gavin J Murphy Professor Gerry McCann
Exploring possible causes for coronary stent thrombosis Professor Tony Gershlick Professor Alison H Goodall
Intracoronary Adenosine Versus Sodium Nitroprusside and Control for Attenuation of Microvascular Obstruction during Primary PCI Professor Tony Gershlick Dr Amit Mistri
Blood Pressure Variability and Stroke Professor Thompson G Robinson Dr Frank Proudlock (Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour)
The epidemiology of major trauma: The analysis of a multiagency injury research register implications for better prevention and treatment Dr R Mackenzie Professor Timothy J Coats
Investigating persistent atrial fibrillation using non-contact array and body surface potential mapping Professor G André Ng Dr P Stafford/Dr A Sandilands
ULTIMATE: Using Lifemap to Investigate Malignant Arrhythmia Therapy Professor G André Ng Dr Will Nicolson
Role of signal averaged P waves in predicting recurrence of AF after pulmonary vein isolation Professor G André Ng Dr P Stafford/Dr A Sandilands
Engineering of novel angiopoietin 2 trap Professor Nick Brindle Dr Peter Moody (Department of Molecular and Cell Biology)
Dissecting cell signalling pathways by incorporation of unnatural amino acids for synthetic biology Professor Nick Brindle Dr Ralf Schmid (Department of Molecular and Cell Biology)

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