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Detecting early heart failure in people with Type 2 Diabetes

Date and Time
9th November 2021, 17:30 - 18:30
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This public lecture will be delivered by Professor Gerry McCann, NIHR Research Professor, Professor of Cardiac Imaging and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, at the University of Leicester, on Tuesday 9th November 2021. The talk will discuss early heart failure and detecting this in people with Type 2 Diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes is increasing dramatically and is closely linked to obesity and sedentary lifestyle. Although complications of heart attack and stroke related to diabetes are well known, heart failure is becoming the commonest and most deadly complication of diabetes.

During this lecture Professor McCann will discuss how we may be able to detect early signs of heart failure in patients with diabetes using imaging tests such as MRI and possible strategies to prevent and treat heart failure.

Gerry McCann is a NIHR Research Professor, Professor of Cardiac Imaging and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, at the University of Leicester. He is the cardiovascular theme lead of the NIHR Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Centre. Professor McCann is a graduate of the University of Glasgow and undertook clinical training there as well as in New Zealand, Leicester, Amsterdam (Heart MRI training) and was a visiting fellow at Oxford.

Gerry directs a very active clinical imaging research programme, with over 25 group members, and funding from the British Heart Foundation, MRC and the National Institute of Health Research. Working with the Leicester Diabetes Centre, he has published multiple research papers assessing the impact of type 2 diabetes on the heart and potential treatments.


Tuesday 9th November 2021, 5.30pm GMT

This event will take place online. It is free of charge and open to anyone with an interest in the topic. To book your place please click on the book now button above and complete the booking form. You will be emailed details of how to access the online talk the day before the event.

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