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Biomedical Research Unit

Biomedical Research Unit world-class research into heart disease

The Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) for Cardiovascular Disease, based at the Bristol Heart Institute, is carrying out world-class research into heart disease. Two of the six areas of its research involve conditions that affect children, congenital heart abnormalities, and paediatric cardiac surgery.


Clinicians from our Paediatric Cardiac Unit are closely involved in both conducting this research and translating its benefits to the children in our care. One example is the work of Professor Andy Wolf, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist. His research into blood pressure control at the BRU may lead to better understanding of, and ways to treat, life-long high blood pressure among patients born with abnormalities in the aorta.