The Lived Experience of Patients following Primary Angioplasty

  • Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    To explore the ‘lived experiences’ of patients who have had a heart attack and have undergone a primary angioplasty (PPCI). In particular to understand the emotional, physical and spiritual toll this experience has had on patient’s, wellbeing and recovery. e



  • Contact name

    Marina Nicholas

  • Contact email

  • Sponsor organisation

    Buckinghamshire New Univertsity

  • Duration of Study in the UK

    2 years, 8 months, 1 days

  • Research summary

    Heart attack treatment involves an emergency procedure to open the blocked heart artery using a stent, known as Primary Angioplasty.the purpose of this research study is to undertake a series of interviews with patients who have suffered a heart attack. the aim of the study is to explore the lived experience of such patients to help us understand better how the event of a heart attack affects future life and recovery. We will enrol 15 willing patients to attend Harefield Hospital for one interview at six months following their heart attack.

    A literature review has not revealed any publications which specifically outlines the impact factors of surviving a Primary PCI six months after the procedure.
    I have chosen this area as I have found in my experience as a practitioner in the field that this is an area that has not been researched.

    The study protocol outlines the existing research and reinforces the need to conduct this study to answer the research question.

  • REC name

    London - City & East Research Ethics Committee

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    21 May 2017

  • REC opinion

    Favourable Opinion

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