Healthy hearts in the City of London
An interactive workshop exploring cardiovascular health, led by a top consultant from Barts Heart Centre
Heart disease is still the biggest killer in the United Kingdom with over 160,000 deaths a year. Rates are particularly high in London and, contrary to common belief, the disease affects men and women of all ages. Recognising this crucial issue, St Bartholomew’s hospital opened the Barts Heart Centre in April 2015. Treating a population of 6 million people in the City of London and its surrounding areas, the Barts Heart Centre is the largest specialist cardiovascular centre in Europe.
Join us on Thursday 9th June when Professor Timmis will deliver a presentation on cardiovascular health, guests will have the chance to try their hand at some of the complex and fascinating surgical procedures performed by consultants on a daily basis and ask our expert questions.
What attendees will have gained when they leave the session:
- A basic understanding of the anatomy and function of the heart.
- Knowledge of what a heart attack is.
- Common causes of heart attacks and why do they occur?
- How to prevent heart attacks. Exploring ways to reduce the chances of having a heart attack. (exploring diet, exercise, cholesterol, blood pressure and lifestyle factors including alcohol and smoking.)
- Identifying how old your heart really is (JBS3 test).
- The opportunity to ask a world leading expert any cardiovascular related questions in an open question and answer session.
12.00 – 12.15: Opportunity for guests to mingle (food & refreshments provided)
12.15 – 1.00: Key note speech from Professor Timmis & interactive simulator
1.00 – 1.15: Open Q & A
1.15 – 1.30: Professor Timmis available for any private questions
Adam Timmis is a Professor of Clinical Cardiology at Barts Heart Centre and Queen Mary University London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is the clinical lead for the new Cardiovascular disease prevention programme at Barts Heart Centre and is a world recognised leading cardiovascular academic.
Professor Timmis qualified from the University of Cambridge and St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical college before commencing his cardiology training in the United States at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. On his return to the United Kingdom, he worked at Guy’s Hospital London before taking up his current role.
Professor Timmis has a clinical interest in chest pain management and coronary intervention which includes procedures such as stenting and angioplasty.
As an academic, Professor Timmis has published extensively in cardiovascular literature and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the European Society of Cardiology’s journal of Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes.