Research News

Research News

Aortic Dissection Research

Aortic Dissection Awareness UK & Ireland is proud to be a research partner with, or involved in, some key research projects into prevention and management of Aortic Dissection.  Projects to date include participation in the Leicester Genetics and Screening study, as a stakeholder helping to shape the UK Research agenda, the Barts Cardiac-COVID study and more.

We are enormously indebted to every person and institution with whom we have contact for their commitment to improving the lot of those affected by or at risk of Aortic Dissection.

This research news page also highlights key research which Aortic Dissection Awareness believe everyone affected by AD should know about.

Read more about these projects and other research below and on the linked pages.

CardiacCOVID Study close to publishing 1-year outcomes

CardiacCOVID Study close to publishing 1-year outcomes

The CardiacCovid study, run at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, is looking at how patients recover from cardiac surgery carried out during the pandemic. This has included cardiothoracic surgery, with a number of participants having had emergency aortic dissection surgery. As of...

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First-ever patient-led abstract presented at SCTS

First-ever patient-led abstract presented at SCTS

Today, AD Awareness UK & Ireland is proud to publish the first-ever patient-led abstract accepted as a poster presentation for the Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in GB & Ireland. The abstract for the RESTORE study was produced by patient members of the...

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Barts CardiacCOVID Study Reaches 1-year Milestone

Barts CardiacCOVID Study Reaches 1-year Milestone

The Cardiac COVID study run by Barts NHS Health Trust has reached its one year milestone.  Starting in March 2020 just as the first COVID lockdown began, the study is looking at how patients recover from cardiac surgery carried out during the pandemic.  This has included cardiothoracic surgery,...

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Aortic Dissection – UK Research Workshop

Aortic Dissection – UK Research Workshop

On 11th December 2020, Aortic Dissection Awareness UK&I were delighted to attend and present at a national Aortic Dissection Research Priorities workshop, commissioned by Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, after our meeting with him to highlight the issue of AD. The workshop was...

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2019 Genetics Update lists 37 genes associated with Aortic Dissection

2019 Genetics Update lists 37 genes associated with Aortic Dissection

An update to the series of papers collating the latest genetics research on aortic dissection has been published.  Following on two previous years' work, this paper is the latest in a series by the team which includes the well-known aortic dissection expert, Dr John Elefteriades. The December 2019...

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