Academic Cardiovascular Medicine
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Cardiovascular Medicine research

Aims and expertise

The group's programme of basic research is aimed at understanding the mechanisms involved in cardiovascular disease and at improving diagnosis and treatment.

We maintain the tradition of close working with NHS colleagues, with an additional focus on translational research and technology transfer to provide better healthcare for patients with cardiovascular disease.

Female technician in cardiovascular laboratory
Our clinical academics work closely with their NHS colleagues at both the City Hospital and University Hospital sites, and with colleagues involved in basic research.

Research issue

Much of our current research is performed via the Thrombosis and Haemostasis Research Group, which has a focus on the contribution of platelets and other blood cells to these pathological and physiological processes.

Led by Dr Sue Fox, the group's investigations aim to increase the understanding of mechanisms involved in haemostasis, artherothrombosis and inflammation, and especially the role of platelets and other blood cells.  


Spinout company

Our research studies and clinical trials have contributed to publications, teaching and in commercial activity via Platelet Solutions, an award-winning spin-out company that offers novel services to enhance healthcare.  


Find out more about our publications in leading peer-reviewed journals through our individual staff profiles.


Flow Cytometry Service

Our laboratories are particularly well equipped for studies of platelet function with access to a number of different types of platelet aggregometers, cell counters, HPLC equipment, and top-of-the-range flow cytometers PDF format.





Cardiovascular Medicine

School of Medicine
The University of Nottingham
D Floor, South Block, Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

telephone: +44 (0) 115 823 1024