Have you previously had a Cardiac Stress Echo (Heart scan) at Milton Keynes Hospital?

If you have answered “Yes” to the question, it means that you are already helping us with our Finesse study.

We are collecting routine information on what happened to you during your Stress Echo scan, and future problems you may have with your heart.

The study is trying to help doctors decide a patient’s future heart health risk and be able to build a model to predict what may happen to patients and if there are any blockages in their heart. By using the model to predict the chances of patients having blockages, the doctor may be able to make sure patients are treated more efficiently and do not have to undergo any invasive clinical tests unless they have to.

Do I need to do anything?

No. We will only use anonymised* data collected during your hospital visit and what has happened to you since. You do not have to do anything.

* We will link with NHS digital to collect data using NHS numbers and after we have collected the data nothing that could be used to identify you such as your name, address, hospital number, NHS number, date of birth, or any other personally identifiable data will be kept in the database.

If you would like to talk to anyone about our study and the data used in it, you can contact the study team using the details below. You have a right to ask for your data to be removed from the study, this will not change the care you receive.

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01908 995 136


Professor A. Kardos

C/O. Research and Development Department, Milton Keynes University Hospital, Standing Way, Milton Keynes MK6 5LD


The Finesse study has been approved by the Yorkshire & Humber – South Yorkshire REC (IRAS249297/REC 19/YH/0159)  and is sponsored by Milton Keynes University Hospital.