• Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    The HarEfield Acute MyocaRdial InfarcTion Cohort



  • Contact name

    Miles Dalby

  • Contact email


  • Sponsor organisation

    Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

  • Duration of Study in the UK

    3 years, 1 months, 28 days

  • Research summary

    In this project we plan to collect blood during a patient’s routine angiogram procedure which they will have due to having suffered a heart attack. Data from the patients’ routine procedures for this condition, including but not exclusively, ECG, Echocardiogram, MRI scans, will be collected. The aim of the research project is to analyse the blood samples and identify novel biomarkers and clinical parameters associated with acute coronary syndromes. We will particularly focus on markers of inflammation and micro-organism activity. We hope that this will help us gaining more knowledge about what causes heart disease and how various conditions can be treated more efficiently. We will follow-up and collect further research data via a questionnaire at the routine 6 weeks and 6 months follow-up appointment after the angiogram procedure. Patients will also be telephoned at one-year post procedure, to update any events and medication status and data will thereafter be collected form data held by the hospital without having to contact the patient. Remaining blood samples will be stored securely for further analysis into blood and other markers.

  • REC name

    London - Camden & Kings Cross Research Ethics Committee

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    18 Dec 2019

  • REC opinion

    Further Information Favourable Opinion