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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