Coronary Artery Disease 

About Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a prevalent cardiovascular disease in the UK. It is a condition where the oxygen supply of the heart is interrupted by a blockage in the coronary arteries. The walls of these arteries can accumulate fatty deposits in a process called atherosclerosis and these deposits can reduce or completely stop the flow of blood through these vessels. There are multiple risk factors for CAD, one of which is diabetes, a key research theme of the NIHR Sheffield BRC. 

Our aims 

Over the next 5 years, we aim to:

Our research outputs will support phase 3 studies of novel antithrombotic regimens in patients with diabetes, with or without proven CAD, and the impact of virtual (computed) coronary physiology upon decision-making in the management of CAD patients.


Visit Professor Simon Heller's page on the University of Sheffield Website

Professor Simon Heller

Coronary Artery Disease Sub Theme Co-Lead 

Professor Julian Gunn

Coronary Artery Disease Sub Theme Co-Lead 

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Prof. Solomon Tesfaye

Prof. Jim Wild 

Prof. Timothy Chico 

Prof. Steven Sourbron 

Dr Rebecca Gosling

Prof. Steve Goodacre 

Prof. Andrew Swift 

Dr Paul Morris

Dr. Thomas Nelson

Dr. Justin Lee

Dr Ahmed Iqbal

Dr William Parker