It Pays To Have A Happy Heart: Benefits For Patients And Cost-Effectiveness Of CMR

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18 March 2015

Time: 5:30pm
Venue: Willoughby Lecture Theatre, Sir John Vane Building, Charterhouse Square Campus

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SMD Inaugural Lecture: Professor Steffen Petersen

Professor Steffen Petersen is Consultant Cardiologist and centre lead for advanced Cardiovascular Imaging at the National Institute for National Health Research Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit at Barts (Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London). He trained in Mainz and Oxford before taking up his current position in 2009. He is an active member of the European Association for Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) Section CMR nucleus, the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) Board of Trustees, immediate past chair of the European CMR Exam Board and the SCMR Clinical Trials Committee. His main research interests include clinical trials using CMR, cost-effectiveness analysis related to cardiac imaging and primary prevention, large scale population based studies using CMR (UK Biobank cardiac imaging lead) and electronic health record research that incorporates cardiac imaging data.

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) has revolutionised cardiac imaging and Cardiology. It provides doctors with incredibly detailed information about their patients’ heart health. When and why do we need it and is it really worth it?

A reception will follow the lecture.