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The OxAAA Study has been awarded a Novel and Emerging Technologies Grant worth £247,685 from Heart Research UK to develop a novel treatment for pseudoaneurysm in the groin.

Professor Ashok Handa, Professor Eleanor Stride and Dr Regent Lee from the University of Oxford. © NDS
From L-R: Dr Regent Lee, Professor Eleanor Stride and Professor Ashok Handa.

The use of ‘keyhole’ procedures to treat heart or artery problems has increased over the years, but a potential complication is bleeding from the hole to form a ‘pseudoaneurysm’ in the groin.

Professor Ashok Handa and Dr Regent Lee from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, along with Professor Eleanor Stride from the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, aim to develop a new treatment for patients who experience this complication.

The research team will develop a medication which can be injected into the pseudoaneurysm to make the bleeding stop. This new treatment would eliminate the complication or traditional treatment methods and avoid open surgical repair. This is particularly important in vulnerable patients with multiple medical problems.

Read more on the Heart Research UK website.

For further information about the OxAAA Study visit the group page.

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