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LHCH Welcomes Professor Lip for Guest Lecture

Date: 22 January 2018 09:48


A guest lecture is taking place at LHCH on Wednesday 24th January and we are delighted that Professor Gregory Lip, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at University of Birmingham and Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, will be presenting on:

 Atrial fibrillation & Stroke: From Epidemiology to Pathophysiology and Risk Assessment

About Professor Lip

Professor Lip, MD, is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Birmingham and is based in a busy city centre teaching hospital. He is also Adjunct Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Aalborg University, Denmark.

Half of his time is spent as a clinical cardiologist, and he practises the full range of cardiovascular medicine, including outpatient clinics (leading large atrial fibrillation and hypertension specialist services), interventional cardiology and coronary care unit.

Professor Lip has had a major interest into the epidemiology of atrial fibrillation (AF), as well as the pathophysiology of thromboembolism in this arrhythmia. Furthermore, he has been researching stroke and bleeding risk factors, and improvements in clinical risk stratification. The CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores - for assessing stroke and bleeding risk, respectively – were first proposed and independently validated following his research, and are now incorporated into international guidelines.

Professor Lip is a board member of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and is Chairman of its scientific documents committee (2013). Professor Lip was on the writing committee for various international guidelines, including the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Antithrombotic Therapy Guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation, as well as various guidelines and/or position statements from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) or EHRA.