The Cochrane Heart Group is funded by the NIHR Cochrane Infrastructure funding

NIHR Cochrane Programme Grants 

We are currently preparing for the collaboration with NHS Blood and Transplant (Lise Estcourt) under a NIHR Cochrane Programme Grant for alternatives and adjuncts to transfusion to prevent and treat bleeding in people who are at risk of serious life-threatening bleeding due to start in January 2018. 

We have also had two NIHR Cochrane Programme grants in the past: 

2011 - 2013 University of Warwick (Karen Rees) for a set of reviews and updates on lifestyle and pharmacological interventions for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

2007- 2010 University of Exeter (Rod Taylor) for a set of reviews and updates on public health and prevention for cardiovascular diseases.

NIHR Cochrane Incentive funding

We also have a successful record of receiving NIHR Cochrane Incentive funding:


New review (in progress): Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for patients with stable angina 

Updated review (in progress): 'Mediterranean' dietary pattern for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease


Updated review: Home-based versus centre-based cardiac rehabilitation 

New review (in progress): Beta-blockers and inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin aldosterone system for chronic heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Cochrane Review Support Programme

2017 New review (in progress): Mobile phone based interventions for improving adherence to medication prescribed for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease

2016 New review: Drug-eluting stents versus bare metal stents for patients with acute coronary syndrome

2015 Updated review: Fixed-dose combination therapy for the prevention of cardiovascular disease