BHRS: Living with COVID - Challenges and Benefits of Changes
Published: 14 May 2020
Prof Francisco Leyva and Prof Mauro Biffi introduce this online video series, filmed in partnership with the BHRS. Through a series of 8 videos, they explain how faculty aim to draw parallels on hospital responses during the COVID-19 crisis and assess how treating patients in cardiology has been during this period and how cardiologists will continue to operate in what will be the new ‘normal’.
More from this programme
Introduction: Living with COVID
Continuing Cardiology: During and after COVID
Remote Clinics & Investigations: What Have We Learnt During COVID?
BNP and ECG as a Guide to Picking up Significant Valvular Heart Disease
Imaging in the Era of COVID: Who Needs Imaging When Resources Are Limited??
Running a Remote Device Clinic with Cases during and after COVID-19
Opportunities and Challenges with Remote Services during and after COVID-19
Patient Satisfaction With Remote Services During and After COVID-19
Closing Remarks: Living with COVID
Professor of Cardiology and Consultant Cardiologist
Francisco Leyva Professor of Cardiology and Director of Medical Research at Aston University, and Consultant Cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK. His clinical expertise is in cardiac device therapy (CRT, pacemakers, ICDs), heart failure, cardiomyopathies and CMR.
Clinical Cardiologist and Director of Electrophysiology
Dr Mauro Biffi is a Clinical Cardiologist and Director of Electrophysiology at Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic, Bologna, IT. He is also a tutor at the Cardiology School of Bologna University and at several European training facilities.
His main areas of interest are arrhythmias and heart failure. Dr Biffi has participated in international clinical trials of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments (Dofetilide study of ventricular tachycardia suppression, B-LEFT study, ALSYNC trial, SOLVE CRT study, WRAP-IT trial, REVIVENT left ventricular reconstruction study, ADAPT-RESPONSE trial, ECG-BELT trial, ARTESIA study, ESC-EHRA EORP-AF registry and EV ICD Pivotal study).
He is focused on upstream prevention of complications associated to implantable cardiac devices therapy. Dr Biffi is the Clinical Coordinator of several multicenter studies (OPTIMIND Registry, ESSENTIAL Registry, DECODE Registry, CRT- Next randomized trial), and has co-authored more than…