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Cardiovascular research has been a major strength of the Leicester Medical School since its inception. Its sustained excellence has been recognised by being specifically flagged in all the Research Assessment Exercises and in the 2001 RAE, cardiovascular research at Leicester received a 5 rating. Leicester is one of the few centres in the country where there is an excellent combination of basic and clinical research in the cardiovascular field.

The Department undertakes research ranging from molecular and cellular work, through translational research into clinical studies and has an international reputation in several areas. These include:

Molecular genetics of cardiovascular diseases; Hypertension; Coronary artery disease; Heart failure; Stroke; Clinical and basic electrophysiology; Peripheral vascular disease; Myocardial protection and regeneration; Cardiac imaging; and Thrombosis and haemostasis.

The Department has a BHF Chair in Cardiology.

Research is carried out through the following research groupings: Ageing and Stroke Medicine, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Medical Physics, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Vascular Medicine and Vascular Surgery. The Department is also home to the Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology and Transplant Surgery groups.

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