Heart failure

Heart failure develops when the heart no longer pumps strongly and is the end result of many forms of heart disease that cause injury to the heart muscle. Heart failure is an extremely common problem, affecting almost two million people in the UK.

The heart failure research team is led by Professor Martin Cowie and includes cardiologists, senior academics, research nurses and other research staff.

Research areas

  • The immunology of cardiac transplantation, diagnosis and treatment of organ rejection
  • The causes of cardiovascular disease and heart failure and new ways of managing the care of heart failure patients including remote monitoring 
  • Cardiac physiology in heart failure, development and evaluation of novel biological therapies
  • The role of genetics in predicting and treating heart failure and atrial fibrillation, understanding the role of the hibernating myocardium and revascularisation in heart failure.