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Devices for cardiovascular disease
Mon 15 May 2017, 12:00 – 13:00 BST
Cardiovascular disease is a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels, which commonly include heart attack, heart failure, and stroke amongst others. Cardiovascular disease is most common in people over the age of 65, and affects more than 70,000 patients in the UK every year. In this seminar two leading experts will discuss how innovative devices are changing the way cardiovascular disease is treated, along with improving patient care.
Professor Jimmy Moore, Bagrit & RAEng Chair in Medical Device Design in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London, will discuss some of his leading research, including understanding the biomechanics of cardiovascular disease. He will explain some of his pioneering work helping to develop cutting-edge devices to treat cardiovascular disease, including stents and implantable devices.
Professor John Pepper OBE is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Imperial College London, National Lead for Cardiovascular Disease, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. He will discuss his significant clinical experience treating patients with cardiovascular disease, some his leading work helping to develop improved surgical treatments for patients with aortic disease, and with how advanced implantable devices and surgical procedures are helping to transform treatment.
Lunch will be served following the seminar.
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Seminar rooms 1 & 2 (located near Sydney Wing coffee shop)
Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney St, Chelsea, London SW3 6NP