Consultants share expertise at European Society of Cardiology Congress

Heart health

A large number of consultants from Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals attended the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

The event, which took place from Saturday 26 August until Wednesday 30 August 2017, is the world's largest cardiovascular congress with over 500 experts sessions and more than 4,500 abstracts shared. It is an important event as it contributes to the advancement of cardiovascular medicine across the world. 

The congress celebrated 40 Years of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and the decades of innovation that have followed.

Consultants and clinicians from Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals presented on the following topics:

Saturday 26 August 2017

Time Topic Speaker
13:30-15:00 The incidence of aortic dissection in tetralogy of Fallot Kostas Dimopoulos
15:30-16:30 Early treatment optimisation in practice & Discussion: When to optimise heart failure treatment? Martin Cowie
11:00-16:00 Nurse-led pre-admission clinics for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients are beneficial and are positively evaluated by patients Alison Pottle


Sunday 27 August 2017

Time Topic Speaker
11:00-12:30 Rheumatic heart disease Magdi H Yacoub
07:30-08:15 How do cancer drugs damage the heart? Alexander Lyon
08:30-10:00 Telemonitoring in heart failure patients: impact on hospital admissions and on mortality Martin Cowie
08:30-10:00 Cardiac anatomy for interventional cardiologists Sabine Ernst
08:30-10:00 Cardiogenic shock - Mechanical assist devices Susanna Price
10:15-10:45 Importance and challenge of management of comorbidities Alexander Lyon
11:00-12:30 Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) - Conclusion Carlo Di Mario
11:00-12:30 The future of stress echocardiography Roxy Senior
12:45-13:45 Introduction - How NT-proBNP can help us all along heart failure patient journey: from guidelines to implementation in our daily practice. Martin Cowie
12:45-13:45 Hyperuricaemia and arrhythmias: are we missing a beat? Peter Collins
14:00-15:30 Cardiomyopathies: understanding the enemy Chairperson Alexander Lyon
15:35-16:25 Novel insights in congenital heart disease Lorna Swan
16:30-18:00 Segmental and Fontan-related pulmonary hypertension: new entities Kostas Dimopoulos


Monday 28 August 2017

Time Topic Speaker
12:45-13:45 QoL for physicians and patients: it's time to merge perspectives Peter Collins
14:00-15:30 Severe pulmonary regurgitation and arrhythmias in a patient after Fallot repair Lorna Swan
14:00-15:30 Acute cardiac care in elderly patients Susanna Price
15:40-16:20 eHealth and the ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines Martin Cowie
16:30-18:00 Promises and challenges of ehealth: the EU action plan Martin Cowie


Tuesday 29 August 2017

Time Topic Speaker
11:00-12:30 When the ECG may hide a dangerous situation: practical information Sabine Ernst
11:00-12:30 Is there a role for CRT in ACHD? Tom Wong
14:00-15:30 Non-invasive and invasive ventilation Susanna Price