After attending a founding meeting of the BHF CRC, which highlighted some of the keys issues facing British CVD clinical research, the research subcommittee of the BSCI/BSCCT decided to formulate its own research priorities. A modified Delphi process was used to develop a list of priorities by consensus from a group of experts, specifically its own membership.
The top 10 priority list has a strong emphasis on coronary artery disease. This was a consistent theme from the submitted questions in phase 1 through to the final prioritisation. list also includes questions regarding optimising of imaging protocols, choice of imaging strategies, improving patient outcomes and assessing economic impact.
It is hoped it could be the first step towards creating a comprehensive picture of CV research priorities. In addition, this information will facilitate multicentre collaboration on important research topics.