Welcome to the BHI CardioNomics Hypertension & Heart
Failure Research Group
We are a group of clinicians and researchers interested in
HYPERTENSION (high blood pressure) and HEART FAILURE (when
the heart doesn't pump blood as well as it should). We
are trying to understand what causes these conditions and
develop new ways to prevent and treat them.
Dr Angus Nightingale runs a weekly Hypertension Clinic at the Bristol Heart
Institute, specialising in the treatment of patients with
high blood pressure. We offer novel treatments for
hypertension, including renal
On the 17th of May 2016, the Cardionomics group
celebrated World Hypertension Day by providing free blood pressure
checks at Cribbs Causeway Bristol.
The event was a great success with more than 180 people of all
ages having their blood pressure measured. The blood pressures
collected was sent to the World Hypertension League who have
published the results of all the events happening the world
Our very own Dr Emma Hart has been invited to talk at
Physiology 2016 International Conference in Dublin on Sunday 31st
It's a fantastic achievement to be invited to give the
Physiological Society Sharpey-Schafer Prize Lecture. Emma will be
talking about 'Is high blood pressure self-protection for the
Click here to watch the
livestream from 11:15 on Sunday or for more information click here
High Blood Pressure is known as the silent killer. How much do
you know about Blood Pressure?
Test your knowledge with this Blood Pressure quiz! click
Our next blood pressure awareness day is coming up on Tuesday
17th May 2016 to coincide with World Hypertension Day!
Do you know your numbers?
We will be based at Cribbs Causeway (Upper Level opposite
Swarovski) for the day checking blood pressure and talking about
our latest research projects. Come and see where your blood
pressure lies on our chart.
Feb 2016: Professor Julian Paton from the BHI Cardionomics
group interviewed for Medical News Today on new approaches to
Hypertension: are we missing something?
Prof Paton talks about the role of the nervous system in blood
flow and the research the team are doing to develop new ways to
treat high blood pressure. Click here to read the full
Dec 2015: Bristol Heart Institute leading the way with new
heart failure technology
We will be part of a team evaluating new technology called "my
health tags", which will remind patients to take their prescribed
medicines for heart failure.
Please click here for more information on this
exciting project, which we hope will help patients with heart
failure, as well as save money by reducing medicine wastage.
Sep 2015: Optimising Blood Pressure Control - preventing
strokes and review of the latest evidence.
Meeting to discuss the Interface between Primary and Secondary
Thanks to everyone who attended this multi-disciplinary, evening
meeting at Engineer's House, Clifton. It was well attended with 40
healthcare professionals including nurses, pharmacists and GP's and
received great feedback. We plan to continue to make this an annual
event. Below is a summary of presentations from the
New study open to recruitment!
Would you like to volunteer to take part in a research study?
Please click here
for more information.
May 2015: Cardionomics Group involved in Pint of Science
High Blood Pressure & the Selfish Brain at the
Hen & Chicken
Drs Angus Nightingale and Emma Hart gave a talk on high blood
pressure in Bristol and why new findings show that people with high
blood pressure may have different blood vessels compared to those
with normal blood pressure. Is these anatomical changes causing
high blood pressure or is the high blood pressure causing the
changes. Great to be involved in spreading the word about research
and science going on in Bristol!
For more information or to volunteer for our brain blood flow
study please click here.
Blood Pressure Day - Wednesday 20th May 2015
As part of International Clinical Trials Day, we held our
fourth Blood Pressure Day in the Bristol Heart Institute
100 staff and visitors had their blood pressure checked
and we raised awareness of the problems of high blood pressure and
the importance of having regular health checks.
We also had some interest in our current research studies, which
is great - please click here
if you are interested in taking part in a blood pressure study
We are planning to hold our next Blood Pressure Day in
Blood Pressure Day - Wednesday 9th July 2014
We recently held our third Blood Pressure Day in the BRI Welcome
The aim of this event was to increase blood pressure awareness
and encourage people to have their blood pressure checked.
Hypertension (or high blood pressure) doesn't usually cause
symptoms, so many adults do not know that they have it. High
blood pressure can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and
kidney disease. The only way to find out if you have high
blood pressure is to have it checked. High blood pressure can
be treated and the risk can be lowered.
The event proved to be very popular with both staff and members
of the public, with 195 people visiting us to have their
blood pressure checked.
Optimising Blood Pressure Control - QOF and Beyond
The Interface between Primary and Secondary Care.
Wednesday 9th October 2013
Thank you to everyone that attended the recent evening meeting
held at Hotel du Vin, Bristol.
It proved to be a popular evening with over 55 GPs, secondary
care clinicians and allied health care professionals attending this
Please complete the feedback forms to receive a certificate of
Hypertension Management Study Day - Wednesday 21 August
Thank you to everyone that attended the Hypertension Update for
Practice Nurses on 21 August.
It was interesting to hear about the
challenges of managing hypertension in primary care. We hope
you took away some tips and tricks from our Hypertension Clinic
experience and will send out copies of the talks in the next few