Dr Diane Less-Murdock was awarded £60,595 to examine the effects of riboflavin (Vitamin B2) supplementation on individuals who have been shown to have a specific genotype which predisposes them to high blood pressure.
Cardiac death in the young and inherited cardiac conditions are important but under-researched areas.
Professor Pascal McKeown has been awarded £30,000 to develop a registry which will hopefully facilitate advancement inthe knowledge of these conditions.
Professor Tara McMullan from Ulster University aims to develop a simple new test to enable opticians to predict the risk of heart disease. It involves examining tiny blood vessels at the front of the eye.
The heart research project was awarded £62,247.
Professor Donna Fitzsimmons from Ulster University aims to develop a supportive intervention for carers of people with advanced heart failure and evaluate its acceptability to carers. These results will undoubtedly help us improve services for patients living with heart failure and their carers
in Northern Ireland. This heart research project was awarded £89,595.
Donna has further been granted £108,557 for exploratory study of the prevalence and experience of cardiac cachexia within a population of people with advanced heart failure in Northern Ireland.
Professor Marie Murphy and Professor Alison Gallagher have been awarded £114,893 to lead a funded PhD.
The aim of this research is to reduce sedentary behaviour and promote physical activity in children aged 8-9 years: developing and pilot testing a low-cost, multi-component, school-based classroom intervention.
Current Heart Research Funded by Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke
|Pascal McKeown||Sudden cardiac death||£30,000|
|Tara McMullan||Eye as a window||£62,247|
|Donna Fitzsimmons||Heart failure support||£89,595|
|Donna Fitzsimmons||Cardiac cachexia||£108,557|
|Diane Lees-Murdock||Riboflavin supplementation||£60,585|
|Marie Murphy and Alison Gallagher||Promoting physical activity||£114,893|