BHRS: Living with COVID - challenges and benefits of changes

BHRS: Living with COVID - challenges and benefits of changes

Continuing cardiology: during and after COVID - Dr Howard Marshall

Dr Howard Marshall meets with Prof Franciso Leyva and Prof Mauro Biffi and explores the issues affecting the Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, UK in light of the recent COVID pandemic and draws parallels with Italian experiences from Dr Mauro Biffi, Bologna, UK.

Highlights include:

- The impact on the hospitals within the Birmingham NHS Trust: hear how during the peak of surge, they had to transfer patients across hospitals as IC units became overwhelmed and how staff with ITU experience were upscaled to expand their ability to treat more patients, enabling them to treat up to 500 patients if needed.

- The impact on delivering cardiology services: hear the effect COVID has had on the hospital's ability to manage and prioritise cardiology patients and procedures and how new triage methods and hospital pathways have been implemented in response.

- How secondary prevention patients are being prioritized as well as the difficult decisions being taken to ensure the safety of primary prevention patients.

- How COVID-19 is expediting the use of remote monitoring and diagnostic hubs to reduce hospital footfall as they discuss what might soon become be the new 'normal'.
Howard Marshall
Howard Marshall trained at Leeds University graduating in 1988. He was appointed as a Consultant at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 2000. Since then he has developed the pacing and defibrillator service at the QE to become the largest in the region.


Programme Outline
  • Introduction: Living with COVID Francisco LeyvaMauro Biffi
  • Continuing cardiology: during and after COVIDHoward Marshall
  • Remote clinics & investigations: what have we learnt during COVID?Ross Hunter
  • BNP and ECG as a guide to picking up significant valvular heart diseaseBernard Prendergast
  • Imaging in the era of COVID: who needs imaging when resources are limitedNik Sabharwal
  • Running a remote device clinic with cases during and after COVID-19Matt Swift
  • Opportunities and Challenges with Remote Services during and after COVID-19Ian Wright
  • Patient satisfaction with remote services during and after COVID-19Trudie Lobban
  • Closing Remarks: Living with COVIDFrancisco LeyvaMauro Biffi
A Radcliffe Medical Media production in partnership with the British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS).

Remote clinics & investigations: what have we learnt during COVID? - Prof Ross Hunter