There has been a need to make modifications to the way cardiology is practised in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic. There has also been the need to recognise the complex cardiovascular manifestations of Covid-19.

This CPD-certified webinar will provide case-based discussion on the management of cardiac patients in the current pandemic.

** All attendees will receive a CPD certificate by email after the webinar **
  • Introduction: how the Covid crisis has impacted the NHS - Mr Robert Campbell
  • Arrhthmias: How to identify the life-threatening and treat the common rhythm disturbances - Dr Aly Zaki
  • Acute coronary syndrome: how to save lives and improve outcomes - Dr Somnath Kumar
  • Heart failure: how to help your patients live longer and feel better - Dr Sanjay Arya
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    Chair: Mr Robert Armstrong
    Chair, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Robert began his career as a Telecommunications Engineer working for Post Office Telecommunications. He followed a number of career moves and became a senior manager with expertise in business process and organisational development. For many years Robert worked in BT Europe with the team responsible for setting up Joint Venture companies. He subsequently headed the BT Europe Alliance Services Unit providing a range of business and consultancy services.

    Taking early retirement from BT, Robert became a NED on the Board of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL), he became Chair of WWL in 2014. Robert is proud of the achievements of WWL especially becoming the Foundation Trust of the year in 2008.

    Robert serves as a School Governor in a challenged area of Wigan, with a particular focus on raising the aspirations of children in the school.

    Robert is also a Non-Executive Director of Belong - a not for profit company owning and managing Belong villages- Belong provides a unique high quality service to the older community and in particular those living with Dementia.

    Robert sees a great opportunity through CESOP, to raise the levels of quality and safety of individuals, and providers who care for the older people in England.
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    Dr Sanjay Arya
    Consultant Cardiologist & Medical Director, Chair, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Dr Arya is a Consultant Cardiologist providing comprehensive cardiac service.

    His areas of interest are coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmia, syncope and cardiac
    assessment for non-cardiac surgery and Professional footballers. He provides high quality evidence based medicine.

    He is the Medical Director of Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. He plays a critical role in the performance of the organisation, providing leadership to the medical workforce, focussing on delivery of clinically safe and financially sustainable high quality services within the framework of robust clinical governance.

    Dr Arya is also founder member, senior faculty advisor and board member of the Centre of Excellence in Safety for Older People and the Centre for Remediation, Support and Training.
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    Dr Somnath Kumar
    Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Dr Somnath Kumar trained as a specialist in cardiology in the North-West, Midlands and London rotation for over seven years. He undertook two years of active clinical research in the Lancashire Cardiac Centre and University of Liverpool.

    Previously, he was the clinical lead for the Cardiac Network of Lancashire and Cumbria. He currently work across both hospitals at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and the Lancashire Cardiac Centre in Blackpool, undertaking angioplasty and stent insertion.
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    D Aly Zaki
    Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Chair, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Dr Zaki is a consultant cardiologist at Wrightington Wigan and Leigh Foundation Trust and a visiting consultant at Royal Bolton Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary.

    His subspecialty interest and expertise are in cardiac rhythm management, including cardiac electrophysiology/ablation procedures and device (pacemakers and defibrillators) implantation.

    Dr Zaki graduated from and trained in general cardiology at Cairo University, and subsequently did his sub-specialty training in heart rhythm disorders at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

    Alongside his clinical commitments, Dr Zaki is also dedicated to regular delivery of teaching related to cardiac arrhythmia diagnosis and management to cardiology trainees in the North West of England.