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.
Research identifies “new normal” blood pressure in aortic disease
As 2023 closes, we want to highlight an important paper published in early 2022. This work quantified the increase in risk of having an aortic dissection due to high blood pressure. Doctors and people with aortic disease have long known that high blood pressure increases the risk of an AD, but to...
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...
National patient association partners in TRAVERSING study of Aortic emergencies pathway
TRAVERSING: TRansfer of thoracic Aortic Vascular Emergencies to Regional Specialist INstitutes Group Aortic Dissection Awareness UK & Ireland and the THINK AORTA campaign are partnered with experts in the TRAVERSING research group to undertake a national study of the acute aortic syndrome...
Aortic dissection survivor appointed as Head of Research by national patient association
National patient association Aortic Dissection Awareness UK & Ireland is delighted to announce that we recently appointed Dr. Gordon McManus as Head of Research. Gordon is a patient who survived a Type A Aortic Dissection and emergency surgery at the Royal Brompton Hospital in 2017. He has a...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
BHF Cardiovascular Research Centre to host Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK 2019
National patient association Aortic Dissection Awareness UK & Ireland has announced that the fourth annual Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK, on 19th September 2019, will be hosted by the British Heart Foundation Cardiovascular Research Centre at the University of Leicester. This full-day...
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