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In 100 years we have gone from the first cardiac surgery to modern day treatments and transplantation. Join us for a whistle stop tour of the past, present and future of cardiac medicine.
Vascular health – a story of life and death
Prof. Martin Cowie (Professor of Cardiology and an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust)
This talk will be about the wonders of the heart and the vascular system that gets blood and oxygen to every cell in our body. But how do we keep it healthy? What happens when it goes wrong? And how are doctors and the health service reacting to the challenges of the 21st Century?
The citadel of life
Thomas Morris (Writer and Historian of Surgery)
Thomas Morris explores the origins of British heart surgery - from the first operation in this country, performed by a Victorian cycling champion, to pioneering surgery undertaken in a Nissen hut at the height of the Second World War.
Endurance Sport and Cardiovascular Health
Prof. Sanjay Sharma (Professor of Cardiology at St George's University of London)
Prof. Sharma is a world leading sports cardiologist. In this talk he will discuss his experiences as the lead cardiologist covering the London Marathon, Olympic and Paralympic games. He will also describe his role as consultant cardiologist for cardiac risk in the young (CRY).