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Clinical Trial Service Unit
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The Clinical Trial Service Unit is a world renowned research institute within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine of the Medical Sciences Division at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
CTSU's work chiefly involves studies of the causes an
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Peter Sleight, M.D., F.A.C.C.
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Peter Sleight, MD FACC
Professor Peter Sleight is currently Honorary Consultant Physician at the Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust (since 1964), Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine University of Oxford, and Emeritus Fellow Exeter College, Oxford.
Professor Sleight was formerly President of the World Hypertension League and serves as chair of the ISIS group steering committee and the related coronary prevention studies coordinated by the Clinical Trials Service Unit in Oxford.
He retired from the BHF-sponsored Oxford University Field Marshal Alexander Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine in 1994.
is the recipient of awards, including the
Professor Sleight is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and has served on the editorial board for many cardiology journals, including: Cardiovascular Research, Cardiovascular Risk, Circulation, Hypertension, the British Heart Journal, Clinical & Experimental Physiology & Pharmacology, and the Journal of Ambulatory Monitoring.
has published over 400 original scientific papers in such journals as The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, Heart
, European Heart Journal
, the British Medical Journal and Clinical Science
on a wide variety of topics, including:
remains an active contributor to the field of cardiology.
As chair of the ISIS group steering committee he has been involved in international trials in cardiology, such as the use of Aspirin (ISIS-2), Thrombolysis (ISIS 2&3), ACE Inhibitors (HOPE) and Statins (HPS).
He has served or continues to serve on several data monitoring committees of major clinical trials, including Gusto, ECLA, CREATE, OASIS 5-7, COMMIT, VALUE, PACE, SCOUT, ORIGIN, GISSI-HF, RELY, CURRENT,and PrOFESS.
Peter Sleight, ...
Peter Sleight, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Music Keeps Heartbeat Humming
"Calm music with a slow tempo can entrain respiration to produce slower breathing," said study senior author Dr. Peter Sleight, of the department of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Oxford in England.
"This is the first study to show that breathing can be easily entrained (and subconsciously) using music."
Slower breathing has been linked to lower blood pressure and may help the lungs work more efficiently.
For their new research, Sleight and his colleagues investigated physiologic responses to six different types of music in 12 musicians and 12 non-musicians.
team has published similar effects from yoga and repetitive prayer.
SOURCES: Peter Sleight, M.D., department of cardiovascular medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K.; Vincent Marchello, M.D., vice president, medical affairs, Metropolitan Jewish Health System, and assistant professor of clinical medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, both in New York City; October 2005 Heart
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Professor Peter Sleight, Professor Emeritus of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford, UK commented: "VALUE has reinforced that prompt blood pressure lowering is critical to protect against cardiovascular events.