BNP and ECG as a guide to picking up significant valvular heart disease – Prof Bernard Prendergast

Prof Bernard Prendergast (London, UK) meets with Chair, Prof Mauro Biffi, to discuss the management of valve disease in patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. He will look at how to diagnose VHD and identify what determines the need for clinical assessment.

He will consider the risks for patients, as access to intervention and follow-up is limited, looking at ways to diagnose from a distance. He explains how physicians can identify which patients need to be seen and considers the various interventions to treat VHD, and the use of optimal medical therapy to ‘hold’ patients in the meantime.

Bernard Prendergast

Dr Prendergast joined Guys and St Thomas’ Trust in March 2015 as Director of the Cardiac Structural Intervention Programme. He has been Honorary Secretary of the British Cardiovascular and Cardiovascular Intervention Societies, and Chairman of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group.