About this event

  • Date and time Tue 7 Jul 2020 from 12:30pm to 1:10pm
  • Location Online

Register to join Episode 28 'Cardiac and cardiovascular issues' on Zoom here.

Hypertension and pre-existing cardiac conditions are risk factors for higher morbidity from COVID-19. The reasons for this are not entirely clear, but there are theoretical risks that the inflammatory cascade could predispose towards rupture of atherosclerotic plaques in the coronary arteries and aggravate arrhythmias.

This webinar will focus on the advice that should be given to patients with coronary and heart muscle disease, and insights into the experience of managing the infection from the COVID-19 virus.

Our guests will be Professor Nik Patel, RSM Chairman of the Academic Board and Director of Cardiovascular Medicine, East Sussex Healthcare, Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer, Consultant Cardiologist at Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Richard Schilling, President of the British Heart Rhythm Society, and Dr Saidi Mohiddin, Consultant Cardiologist at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London NHS Trust.

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Key speakers

Professor Nik Patel

RSM Chairman of the Academic Board and Director of Cardiovascular Medicine East Sussex Healthcare

Speaker's biography

Professor Nikhil Patel is Chair of the RSM Academic Board. He is Deputy Chief of Medicine and Cardiovascular lead (Stroke, Diabetes and Cardiology) at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. He is also the Head of Health England Kent, Surrey and Sussex School of Medicine.

Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer

Consultant Cardiologist in intervention, Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust and President-elect of the RSM Cardiology Section

Professor Richard Schilling

President, British Heart Rhythm Society, Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London NHS Trust

Dr Saidi Mohiddin

Consultant Cardiologist in inherited and acquired muscle disease, St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Mohiddin is a Consultant Cardiologist in Inherited and Acquired Heart Muscle Disease and in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Barts Health NHS Trust.


As Consultant and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the London Chest Hospital, he leads the Heart Muscle Disease service and has a specialist interest in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) particularly with regard to its utility in the inherited and inflammatory cardiomyopathies.


He has an interest in cardiomyopathy research, in specialist training for inherited cardiac conditions, and is a deputy editor of the Open Heart Journal.



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.

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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