BHSCT Number 1 Recruitment Site in the UK for Cardiovascular IVUS CHIP Trial

December 12, 2023


The NI Clinical Research Network Cardiovascular team are the Number 1 Recruiter in the UK for the IVUS CHIP Trial.

The team based in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast have recruited 41 patients.

PI Dr Conleth Murphy, Consultant Cardiologist at RVH led the team to this milestone and a “very respectable mid table position overall.”


IVUS-CHIP is an Investigator-Initiated Study conducted by the European Cardiovascular Research institute (ECRI) as Sponsor. IVUS-CHIP is supported by a  research grant from Boston Scientific.

The objective of IVUS CHIP is to assess the superiority of an intravascular ultrasound-guided approach versus an angiography-guided approach in patients with complex coronary lesions undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. This randomized controlled, multicentre, international, post-marketing study aims to enrol a total of 2020 patients, in 7 European countries and approximately 40 hospitals.

Find our more about IVUS-CHIP here: IVUS CHIP (

Well done to the Research team and everyone involved.


By Emma Byrne