About this event

  • Date and time Wed 28 Apr 2021 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Cardiology

This training day will provide an in-depth overview of the management of advanced heart failure. Specialists will guide participants through the acute and longer-term management of patients with advanced heart failure. It will cover the acutely deteriorating patient and the management of chronic heart failure, from palliation to transplantation.

The learning objectives will be: 

  • Understand when and how to effectively use inotropes and temporary mechanical support in acute heart failure  
  • Be able to provide palliative care to advance heart failure patients and know when to refer to the palliative care team 
  • Know which patients, and when, to refer for consideration of advanced heart failure therapies 
  • Understand the selection process of long-term mechanical support and cardiac transplantation in advanced heart failure 

This webinar has free CPD accreditation. 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

Stephen Pettit

Dr Steve Pettit

Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Stephen Pettit studied medicine at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and graduated in 2002. He trained as a Cardiologist in Glasgow and North-West England, before moving to Cambridge and has worked as a Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Papworth Hospital since 2014.

He is Clinical Director of the Transplant unit.  He works closely with cardiac surgeons, intensivists and specialist nurses, looking after some of the sickest heart failure patients in the UK, including those who may require heart transplantation or mechanical circulatory support. He is also an accredited cardiac device specialist and implants cardiac resynchronisation therapy pacemakers and defibrillators.

Dr Steve Pettit is also Treasurer of the British Society of Heart Failure, sits on the NHS Blood and Transplant Cardiothoracic Audit Group and represents the UK on the iMACS Research Committee. When not cycling or growing chilies, he tries to raise the profile of advanced heart failure on Twitter @drstephenpettit.


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Laura-Ann McGill, Cardiology Consultant, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Andrew Marshall, Consultant Cardiologist, East Sussex Health Care NHS Trust

Recognition and initial management of cardiogenic shock

Dr Victoria Heaviside, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Barts Heart Centre

Question and answer session

Dr Laura-Ann McGill and Dr Andrew Marshall

Temporary mechanical support in acute heart failure

Dr Nicholas Barrett, Consultant in Critical Care, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Question and answer session

Dr Laura-Ann McGill and Dr Andrew Marshall

Integrating palliative into the care of advanced heart failure patients

Dr Clea Atkinson, Supportive and Palliative Care Consultant, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Question and answer session

Dr Laura-Ann McGill and Dr Andrew Marshall

Long term mechanical support in chronic heart failure

Dr Owais Dar, Harefield Hospital

Question and answer session

Dr Laura-Ann McGill and Dr Andrew Marshall

Patient selection for cardiac transplantation

Dr Steve Pettit, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Question and answer session

Dr Laura-Ann McGill and Dr Andrew Marshall


Dr Laura-Ann McGill and Dr Andrew Marshall

End of the webinar



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. 

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

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