COVID-19 Series: Cardiac and cardiovascular issues – Episode 28

Tuesday 7th July 12:30 – 13:10

Hypertension and pre-existing cardiac conditions are risk factors for higher morbidity from COVID-19. The reasons for this are not entirely clear, but there are theoretical risks that the inflammatory cascade could predispose towards rupture of atherosclerotic plaques in the coronary arteries and aggravate arrhythmias.

This webinar will focus on the advice that should be given to patients with coronary and heart muscle disease, and insights into the experience of managing the infection from the COVID-19 virus.

Guests will be Professor Nik Patel, RSM Chairman of the Academic Board and Director of Cardiovascular Medicine, East Sussex Healthcare, Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer, Consultant Cardiologist at Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Richard Schilling, President of the British Heart Rhythm Society, and Dr Saidi Mohiddin, Consultant Cardiologist at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London NHS Trust.