Notes to Editors
*ACE inhibitors are medicines that are used in
the treatment of various disorders. Their correct name is
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors. They include: captopril,
cilazapril, enalapril, fosinopril, imidapril, lisinopril,
moexipril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril and trandolapril. Each
of these medicines also has various different brand names.
About Professor John
John Cleland is Professor of Cardiology at the
University of Hull. His main area of interest is in heart failure,
extending from its epidemiology and prevention, to drug discovery
and thence to the large randomized trials required to prove which
treatments are effective and the development and implementation of
guidelines for the application of current knowledge.
Particular current interests include the role
of myocardial hibernation contributing to heart failure and its
treatment (including beta-blockers and revascularisation),
diastolic heart failure in the elderly, the potential deleterious
effect of aspirin in heart failure, ventricular resynchronization,
telemonitoring, implantable haemodynamic monitoring devices, atrial
fibrillation in heart failure and new interventions for acute
decompensated heart failure.
Professor Cleland heads The Academic Unit of
Cardiology that includes 3 Senior Lecturers and a team of basic and
clinical scientists, technicians and research nurses dedicated to
the above research programme.
Professor Cleland is Past Chairman of
the British Society for Heart Failure, The Founding Editor of the
European Journal of Heart Failure (an official sub-specialty
journal of the European Society of Cardiology), an editor on the
Cochrane Collaborations Cardiovascular Group that promotes
evidence-based medicine by way of systematic reviews and a regional
cardiovascular representative for cardiovascular medicine for the
Comprehensive Clinical Research Network at the National Institute
of Health Research.