The Oxford Heart, Vessels & Fat (OX-HVF) cohort consists of a cluster of clinical studies (namely ART Vascular, Bypass Grafts, AdipoRedOx, and ORFAN), which provide synergistic results allowing the deployment of a multi-level strategy to understand the mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases. As each one of the individual studies approaches the issue of cardiovascular disease pathogenesis from a different angle, the OX-HVF cohort provides a unique and powerful platform. The strength of the cohort is the direct access to human tissue (vessels, myocardial and fat biopsies, DNA, plasma and others), in combination with extensive non-invasive cardiovascular phenotyping that includes cardiovascular computed tomography angiography, ultrasound and others. The OX-HVF cohort also collects prospective 10-year clinical outcome data and is linked to the NIHR Bioresource.
UK C19-CRC: Using AI to measure increased acute and longer-term cardiovascular risk in Covid-19 patients
We are proud to inform participants that the ORFAN study has been awarded a National Flagship Programme status by the British Heart Foundation/National Institute of Health Research (BHF/NIHR) for the UK C19-CRC project. The project takes advantage of novel artificial intelligence (AI) techniques applied to CT chest scans to accurately measure the level of inflammation in the heart which is suspected to be a cause of severe responses to the virus. If you wish to read further information please visit the official BHF website: https://www.bhf.org.uk/for-professionals/information-for-researchers/national-flagship-projects
We would like to inform participants that a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy notice regarding long-term follow-up through NHS Digital has been approved. It is available in the links below:
AdipoRedOx Study: https://oxhvf.com/adiporedox/gdpr-privacy-notice/
ORFAN Study: https://oxhvf.com/orfan/gdpr-privacy-notice/
Bypass Vascular Study: https://oxhvf.com/bypass-vascular-study/gdpr-privacy-notice/
ART Vascular Study: https://oxhvf.com/art-vascular-study/gdpr-privacy-notice/
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