Edinburgh Clinical Trials

About the Trial

The SCOT-HEART 2 trial is a non-commercial trial sponsored by the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian. The trial is funded by a research grant from the British Heart Foundation.

In the SCOT-HEART 2 trial, we will recruit at least 6000 people from Scotland who are at risk of heart disease and will compare two ways of deciding how to prevent future heart problems. We will compare the current standard of care, using a Scottish “risk score”, with a CTCA scan to look at the heart. This will help us find out if making decisions based on the results of a CTCA scan will stop too many people being given medicines they don’t really need, and see whether it lowers the number of people developing heart disease.