Coronary artery diseaseInvestigation and treatment of chest painInvestigation and treatment of shortness of breathInvestigation and treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure)High cholesterol and lipid disordersStatins and other lipid lowering drugsAssessment of cardiovascular riskPrevention of heart attack and strokeManagement of patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors Assessment of patients with a family history of early cardiovascular diseaseNon-invasive assessment of coronary and cerebrovascular diseaseCVD preventionRisk assessment Lipid managementHypertension and management of challenging stable angina patients.
Professor Halcox leads an active translational vascular research program in Cardiff University and collaborates with leading academics across the UK and Europe. His work is published regularly in major peer-reviewed journals and has generated grant income in excess of £2.5 million.
Areas of particular interest include:Non-invasive arterial imaging Initiation and progression of arterial diseaseEndothelial function and dysfunctionEndothelial progenitor (stem) cellsEndothelial injury and regenerationVascular inflammation and ageingArterial disease in diabetesFamilial hypercholesterolaemiaErectile DysfunctionPolycystic Ovarian SyndromeGenetic influences on arterial diseaseRole of the P2Y12 receptor in endothelial and platelet biologyEpidemiology of Cardiovascular DiseaseClinical trials in: Coronary artery disease; CVD prevention
Professor Halcox moved to Swansea from Cardiff in late 2007 to take up a new chair in Cardiology at the expanding College of Medicine in Swansea University. He was previously Professor of Cardiology in Cardiff University (2007-13) a British Heart Foundation Lecturer and Consultant Cardiologist at University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospitals (2002-7).
British Atherosclerosis SocietyDirector of Cardiovascular Research Group- Cymru (the Welsh cardiovascular research network). http://wales.gov.uk/topics/health/research/nischr/?lang=en, http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/home.cfm?orgId=580National Institute for Healthcare Research UK Clinical Research Collaboration (Representative for Wales on Cardiovascular Speciality Group, www.ukcrc.org)European Society of Cardiology (Treatment Guideline Development: Lipid Management; Cardiac Rehabilitation; Myocardial Revascularisation. http://www.escardio.org/Pages/index.aspx)European Society of Cardiology Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation (Member of the Exercise, Basic and Translational Science Expert Group [Nucleus] and Scientific Congress Program Committeehttp://www.escardio.org/communities/EACPR/Pages/welcome.aspx http://www.escardio.org/congresses/europrevent-2011/Pages/welcome.aspx)National Institute of Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) Director of the Cardiovascular Research Network- Cardiovascular Research Group-CymruWelsh Cardiovascular Society (member of Executive Committee and Specialist Training Committee) http://www.welshcardiovascularsociety.org/)Heart Research Fund for Wales (Committee, http://www.heartwales.org.uk/)Fellow of the Royal College of PhysiciansMember of the American Heart Association Council on Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology
Professor Halcox is a clinician scientist with a special interest in vascular biology and cardiovascular disease prevention. He is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Morriston and Singleton Hospitals with an academic base in the Institute of Life Sciences 2, Swansea University College of Medicine.A graduate of the University of Cambridge, he trained in cardiology at The London Chest, St. Bartholomew’s and University College London Hospitals also spending 3 years as a Visiting Scientist in the US National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.He is an international leader in the field of preventive cardiovascular medicine and has been involved in the development of European as well as local guidelines for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. He is an active member of several national and international specialist associations, review boards and industry clinical advisory boards and lectures regularly on topics related to vascular biology, cardiovascular risk assessment and prevention of cardiovascular disease at local, national and international meetings.As a general cardiologist Professor Halcox cares for patients with all types of cardiovascular disease, but has particular expertise in the investigation and treatment of patients with coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol as well as advanced cardiovascular risk assessment and prevention of heart attack and stroke.
Professor Halcox moved to Cardiff in late 2007 to take up the chair of Cardiology at Cardiff University. He was previously a British Heart Foundation Lecturer and Consultant Cardiologist at University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospitals.
He previously competed at a national level in swimming and waterpolo, setting University records and winning British Students’ championships, Cambridge Blues and London University Purples along the way. He now enjoys surfing when he can find the time. Married with three children, his free time is generally spent with family particularly following the musical and sporting activities of the younger Halcoxes
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