H McConkey

Training in valve disease

PhD in aortic stenosis.  Attends a valve clinic during training

Specialist valve activity

Cardiologist is in room next door and available for immediate on-the-day review if required. We have produced templates with ‘triggers’ for requesting a cardiologist to review, such as crossing an echo threshold, new symptoms, new AF.

Patients seen
Moderate and severe native valve disease, and post intervention

Weekly valve MDY and links to TAVI MDT.  Links with all cardiac services. One-stop echo usually available.  Patient information leaflets available.
BCS Live Valve MDT 2019, PCR London Valves Speaker 2019
Active at national level as BHVS council member and chair of programme committee

EuroValve 2016, BHVS annual meetings, PCR London Valves 2016-2019, BCS attendance annually, ESC attendance 2018 and 2019

PhD in aortic stenosis.  Project on low-flow aortic stenosis (IRAS 198673)

Coronary Microcirculation in Aortic Stenosis: A Physiological Hornets’ Nest Circ CI 2019

Patient-Specific Computer Simulation of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Morphology Circ Imaging 2019

Patient-Prosthesis Mismatch After Aortic Valve Intervention JACC Interv 2018

Improving outcomes in chronic aortic regurgitation: timely diagnosis, access to specialist assessment and earlier surgery Heart 2017

Valve Societies
Council member of the British Heart Valve Society and ESC valve disease council member

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