NIHR Leicester BRC - Cardiovascular Theme

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Funding for the NIHR Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit ended on 31 March 2017.This site will remain live, but not updated, until the ongoing research projects are completed in March 2022. Updates on these research projects can be found at the new NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre website at

The Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit (LCBRU) at Glenfield Hospital aims to improve the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The unit provides state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and staff to assist researchers in their complex projects.  LCBRU is one of 20 units around England funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), a strategic research funding body within the NHS. LCBRU is a partnership between the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. The Unit's director is Professor Sir Nilesh Samani and the manager is Dr Martin Batty.

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NIHR Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit
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