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

NIHR Cochrane Programme Grants 

We are currently collaborating 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 (since April 2018). The outcome will be one systematic review with network meta-analysis entitled Interventions to prevent and treat bleeding in cardiac surgery.

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): Non-vitamin-K-antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) after acute myocardial infarction: a network meta-analysis


New review (published in October 2021): Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors, glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists and sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors for people with cardiovascular disease: a network meta-analysis


New review (published in December 2019): Transcatheter aortic valve implantation versus surgical aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis in people with low surgical risk

New review (published in March 2021): Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) post-percutaneous coronary intervention: a network meta-analysis


New review (published in February 2018): 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 (published June 2017): Home-based versus centre-based cardiac rehabilitation 

New review (published in June 2018): 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 (published June 2018): Mobile phone based interventions for improving adherence to medication prescribed for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease

2016 New review (published August 2017): Drug-eluting stents versus bare metal stents for patients with acute coronary syndrome

2015 Updated review (published March 2017): Fixed-dose combination therapy for the prevention of cardiovascular disease