What is it about?

John McMurray, whose clinical trials into heart failure, coronary heart disease, atrial fibrillation and diabetes have placed him among the most influential bio-medical researchers in the world, outlines how his career developed and talks about what makes a good clinical trial.

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Why is it important?

Highlights of John McMurray's clinical research output include VALIANT; the CHARM Programme; EMPHASIS and PARADIGM.These are important for their role in changing guidelines and making a difference to treatment options for patients.


An interesting overview of the relationship between clinical research and medical practice from someone who has seen the 'virtuous circle' complete itself in a number of game-changing trials. McMurray's thoughts about what is happening now in the field, and what may happen in the near future also provide food for thought.

Judith Ozkan

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This page is a summary of: John McMurray MD FESC, European Heart Journal, October 2017, Oxford University Press (OUP), DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehx570.
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