Video of our webinar with the British Geriatrics Society Cardiovascular Section
‘Coronary artery disease and heart failure management in elderly patients’
This webinar took place on Thursday 31st March 2022. Watch our panel of experts discuss coronary artery disease, syncope and heart failure management in elderly patients, as well as answer questions from the webinar participants at the event. Please note that this webinar is intended for healthcare professionals. It is no longer available for CPD points which were awarded for watching the live event only.
- Syncope is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in older adults
- There is a paucity of evidence to guide rational use of imaging in the very elderly
- Conventional anti-anginals are as efficacious in the elderly as the young
- Heart failure represents the leading cause of hospitalisation in the very elderly
Is it for me?
This webinar is aimed at all grades of healthcare professionals treating cardiovascular patients, particularly those in cardiology, diagnostic imaging, intervention, care of the elderly, general medicine, general practitioners, clinical pharmacists and allied disciplines.
The sponsor had no influence over the content or selection of speakers for the programme
Dr Lara Mitchell
Consultant in Medicine for the Elderly, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde; Chair of the British Geriatrics Society Cardiovascular Special Interest Group
Dr Lara Mitchell is Consultant in Medicine for the Elderly, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. She is Clinical Lead for acute medicine for the elderly and Honorary Clinical senior lecturer. Lara set up a syncope service in 2003 and runs a weekly Rapid Access Syncope Clinic (RASCL). She is also Chair of the British Geriatrics Society Cardiovascular Special Interest Group and a BJC editorial board member. She is National Clinical Lead for Frailty at Health Improvement Scotland.
Professor Rose Anne Kenny
Professor of Geriatric Medicine, founding director of the Falls and Syncope Unit at St James’s Hospital and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Rose Anne Kenny is Professor of Geriatric Medicine, founding director of the Falls and Syncope Unit at St James’s Hospital and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She is Head of the Ageing Research Programme, Trinity College Dublin; Director of the Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing and Chair of the Academic Department of Medical Gerontology. The focus of her research is on the physiological and biological pathways that underpin vascular biology including modifiable risk factors and novel interventions for syncope, falls and locomotion.
Dr Jun Cheong
Consultant Cardiologist, Darent Valley Hospital, Kent and King’s Health Partners, London
Dr Jun Cheong, is Consultant Cardiologist responsible for the development of cardiac imaging services at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust. He is a multimodality non-invasive cardiac imaging specialist with special interest in preventive medicine and cardiac diagnostics. He performs advanced echocardiography, Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI across Darent Valley Hospital and, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital.
Dr Ranil De Silva
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Cardiology and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Dr Ranil De Silva, is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Cardiology and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, where he leads the Specialist Angina Service. Ranil focuses on the use of imaging (invasive intracoronary and non-invasive cross-sectional) in the diagnosis and risk stratification and evaluation of treatment of coronary artery disease. He is UK or site PI for a number of multicentre clinical trials.
Ms Carys Barton
Heart Failure Nurse Consultant, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, London.
Ms Carys Barton, is Heart Failure Nurse Consultant, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, London. Carys is also Vice Chair of the Pan-London Heart Failure Steering Committee and committee member of the British Geriatric Society – Cardiovascular Special Interest Group.