About this event

  • Date and time Tue 22 Jun 2021 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Cardiology

This webinar presents a unique opportunity to join a senior faculty who will take you through the most recent developments in cardiogenic shock. They will provide an overview of recent developments in the diagnosis and management of cardiogenic shock and explore the training opportunities in acute cardiac care. 

During this webinar you will:

  • Recognise clinical, physiological and biochemical features in the diagnosis of cardiogenic shock

  • Understand the medical management of a patient in cardiogenic shock


  • Learn the role of mechanical circulatory support in the management of cardiogenic shock


  • Discover the role of the shock team, the shock call and shock networks in the management of cardiogenic shock

A CPD certificate with CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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Key speakers

Dr Alistair Proudfoot

Consultant in Critical Care, Lead for Shock Service, Barts Heart Centre


Speaker's biography

Alistair has a clinical and research interest in Cardiogenic Shock including the host response to cardiogenic shock. He leads the UK Working Group on Cardiogenic Shock which aims to produce a framework document outlining optimal care in cardiogenic shock in the UK to inform service development. Alistair also leads the Networks Group of the Cardiac Safety Research Consortium Cardiogenic Shock Collaborative. He works part-time at Berlin Heart / Charite University as a clinical scientist in cardiac critical care.

Dr Dan Jones

Clinical Senior Lecturer of Clinical Trials in Cardiovascular Intervention and Honorary Consultant in Interventional Cardiology at Barts Heart Centre

Speaker's biography

Dr Jones is an Academic Interventional Cardiologist based within the Barts CVCTU (Queen Mary University of London) and at Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital. His research interests lie in the treatment and prevention of ischaemia/reperfusion injury, contrast nephropathy and improving outcomes after coronary angiography/angioplasty. He is working with the NIHR to assess whether CT scanning is beneficial in patient with previous bypass surgery undergoing angiography. Dr Jones is actively involved in teaching both at undergraduate and postgraduate level and he is the joint-lead for In-patient Cardiology Services and the Cardiology Advanced Clinical Practitioner/Physician Associate programme at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.


Dr Alex Truesdall

Interventional Cardiologist, Co-director of the Cardiogenic Shock Service at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute


Speaker's biography

Dr. Alexander G. Truesdell is an Interventional Cardiologist with Virginia Heart and the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute in Northern Virginia, USA where he serves as co-director of the multidisciplinary Cardiogenic Shock service. He completed residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC and fellowship training at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. His clinical and research interests/activities include cardiac critical care, cardiogenic shock, complex coronary interventions, coronary chronic total occlusions, intracoronary imaging, and mechanical circulatory support.

Dr Stephen Shepherd

Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care

Speaker's biography

Dr. Stephen Shepherd is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia working within Barts Health. He has a varied practice working in cardiac, thoracic and vascular anaesthesia and as an ECMO specialist in one of the biggest cardiac arrest centres in the country. He has interests in critical care echocardiography and postresuscitation care, co-authoring to the recent update to Resuscitation Council guidelines on the lattermost topic.


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Ajay Jain, Consultant Cardiologist, Lead Barts Heart Attack Centre, and Professor Andreas Baumbach, Professor for Device Innovation at the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London, honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Barts Heart Centre


Dr Alastair Proudfoot, Consultant in Critical Care, Lead for Shock Service, Barts Heart Centre

Medical management: Inotropes, imaging, role and data for PAC and when to escalate or palliate

Dr Stephen Shepherd, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care

Mechanical circulatory support: Impella, right ventricular support, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Dr Paul Rees, Interventional Cardiologist and Lead for Resuscitation, Barts Heart Centre

Current and future trials in mechanical circulatory support and left ventricular unloading

Dr Dan Jones, Clinical Senior Lecturer of Clinical Trials in Cardiovascular Intervention and Honorary Consultant in Interventional Cardiology at Barts Heart Centre

Comfort break
Case examples and shock call

Dr Fizzah Choudry, Consultant Cardiologist, Barts Heart Centre

Training in adult acute cardiac care

Dr Mark West Wood, Consultant Cardiologist, Director of Medical Education, Barts Heart Centre

Pulling it all together: The exemplar CS network - INOVA heart

Dr Alex Truesdell, Interventional Cardiologist, Co-director of the Cardiogenic Shock Service at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

Closing remarks

Dr Ajay Jain and Professor Andreas Baumbach



*Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.