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Name: Prof Roy S Gardner

 

Job title: Consultant Cardiologist – Cardiology Lead

 

University affiliation: Honorary Professor – University of Glasgow

 

Qualifications: MBChB MD MRCP FESC FHFA

 

Clinical specialist interests:

 

Advanced Heart Failure

 

Devices: Pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs); cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT)

 

Mechanical circulatory support (VADs)

 

Cardiac transplantation

 

Research interests: Heart failure, complex devices, biomarkers.  Current clinical trials:

 

           RHYTHM-HF – the role of arrhythmias in patients with heart                    failure

 

MORE-CRT MPP (St Jude Medical) – CRT study

 

            Adapt response (Medtronic) – CRT study

 

            PARAGON-HF (Novartis) – Sacubitril valsartan in HF-PEF study

 

            DAPA-HF (Astra Zeneca) – Dapagliflozin in heart failure

 

            AssureMRI (Abbott) – the safety of ICD/CRTs in an MRI environment

 

            CardioMems UK (Abbott)

 

            SMART (Boston Scientific)

 

National committees/appointments:

 

British Society for Heart Failure - Treasurer

 

            NICE – Clinical Expert: TA314 Guidance: ICD and CRT (published June 2014); scientific advisor –                       interventional procedures programme (March 2013 – present)

 

European Society of Cardiology – patient care committee; advanced heart failure curriculum committee; national societies committee

 

Notable publications:

 

Oxford Textbook of Heart Failure (author/editor)

 

Oxford Specialist Handbook of Heart Failure (author/editor)

64 publications in peer-reviewed journals

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