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Cambridge Cardiovascular



My research focuses on improving management for patients with heart failure and other long term conditions; adherence to physical activity; self-management of heart failure and comorbid conditions; cardiovascular prevention; and nurse- or AHP-led services. Current work includes the Optimise-HFpEF study, a multi-site programme of work to improve the management of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.


Key publications: 

Piepoli MF, Matrone B, Abreu A, Albus C, Ambrosetti M, Brotons C, Catapano AL, Corra U, Cosyns B, Deaton C, et al. Update on Cardiovascular Prevention in Clinical Practice A Position Paper of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology (in press).

Forsyth F, Mant J, Taylor C, Hobbs R, Chew-Graham C, Blakeman T, Sowden E, Long A, Hossain M, Edwards D, Deaton C.  Optimising Management of Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in Primary Care (OPTIMISE-HFpEF): Rationale and Protocol for a Multi-Method Study.  British Journal of General Practice Open.  November 2019

Knuuti J, Wijns W, Saraste A, Capodanno D, Barbato E, Funck-Brentano C, Prescott E, Storey RF, Deaton C, Cuisset T, et al. ESC Scientific Document Group. 2019 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic coronary syndromes. Eur Heart J. 2019 Aug 31. pii: ehz425. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehz425.

Kalogirou F, Forsyth F, Kyriakou M, Mantle R, Deaton C. Heart Failure Disease Management: A Systematic Review of Effectiveness in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. ESC Heart Failure. 2019 (In press).

Charman S, Okwose N, Maniatopoulos G, Graziadio S, Metzler T, Banks H, Vale L, MacGowan GA, Seferovic PM, Fuat A, Deaton C, Mant J, Hobbs RFD, Jakovljevic DG.  Opportunities and challenges of a novel cardiac output response to stress (CORS) test to enhance diagnosis of heart failure in primary care: qualitative study.  BMJ Open. 2019;9:e028122. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028122.

Early F, Wilson P, Deaton C, Wellwood I, Dickerson T, Ward J, Jongepier L, Barlow R, Singh SJ, Benson J, Brimicombe J, Kim L, Haque H, Fuld J. Developing an intervention to increase REferral and uptake TO pulmonary REhabilitation in primary care in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (the REsTORE study): mixed methods study protocol. BMJ Open. 2019 Jan 21;9(1):e024806. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024806.

Hartley P, Keevil VL, Westgate K, White T, Brage S, Romero-Ortuno R, Deaton C.  Using Accelerometers to Measure Physical Activity in Older Patients Admitted to Hospital.  Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research. 2018:

Early F, Wellwood I, Kuhn I, Deaton C, Fuld J. Interventions to increase referral and uptake to Pulmonary Rehabilitation in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): a systematic review. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2018; 13: 3571 – 3586

Deaton C, Edwards D, Malyon A, Zaman M. The Tip of the Iceberg: Finding Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in Primary Care.  British Journal of General Practice Open 19 September 2018

Cramer H, Hughes J, Featherstone K, Johnson R, Evans M, Timmis A, Deaton C, Feder G.  “Who does this patient belong to?” Boundary work and the re/making of (NSTEMI) heart attack patients. Sociology of Health and Illness 2018 Jun 28. doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.12778.

More publications can be found on PubMed.

Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Research
Professor Christi  Deaton


Person keywords: 
cardiovascular therapy
prevention of CVD
management of heart failure