Translational Cardiovascular Research Seminar Series
Aortic Stenosis and Bioprosthetic Valve Degeneration
Professor David Newby is British Heart Foundation Duke of Edinburgh Chair of Cardiology at the University of Edinburgh, Director of the Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility, Director of Edinburgh Imaging facilities, and a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He has major interests in experimental medicine, advanced imaging and clinical trials of cardiovascular disease including coronary heart disease, aortic stenosis and heart failure. He currently holds a British Heart Foundation Programme Grant and a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award to explore advanced imaging in coronary heart disease. He has been involved in several multicentre trials and is Chief Investigator for the SCOT-HEART and SCOT-HEART 2 trials.
Presentation Title: Aortic Stenosis: How to be Hard Hearted?
Lay Summary of Talk:
Although aortic stenosis is the commonest valvular heart disease in the western world, there are currently no medical treatments that can prevent, halt, or delay the disease. Even after heart valve surgery, problems remain. This talk will explore how we have used imaging and experimental medicine approaches to understand the disease better and to test new treatments so that we can find a cure for this common and potentially fatal condition.