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Two leading AHSC researchers recently presented their research on how innovative devices are changing the way cardiovascular disease is treated.

The inaugural seminar, hosted by Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, as part of the Imperial College AHSC Seminar Series, can be viewed in the videos below.

Professor Jimmy Moore, Bagrit Chair in Medical Device Design in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London, spoke about his research on the biomechanics of cardiovascular disease and showed how his work has led to new cutting-edge cardiovascular devices, including stents and testing methods.



John Pepper OBE, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Imperial College London, and Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, discussed his clinical experience treating patients with aortic disease. He spoke about how his work on advanced implantable devices and improving surgical procedures is helping to transform treatment.


The AHSC Seminar Series events are open to the general public and staff and students from the NHS partner trusts and Imperial College London. The seminars aim to raise awareness of the research taking place at the Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC).

The Imperial College AHSC is a partnership between Imperial College London, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. It aims to advance medicine and improve the quality of life of both NHS patients and patients around the world by taking research discoveries and putting them into practice in healthcare as quickly as possible – introducing new therapies and techniques.

Imaging and techniques: Next seminar

The next seminar to be hosted at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust will take place on Monday 19 June and will be themed around imaging and the techniques used to investigate and help tackle cardiovascular disease. Presentations will be given by Dr Chris Dunsby, Reader at Imperial College London with a joint appointment between the Department of Physics and the Centre for Pathology, and Dudley Pennell who is Professor of Cardiology at Imperial College London and Director of the Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance  unit at  Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Chris Dunsby will talk about how advances in optical microscopy are for the first time enabling scientists to study the microscopic origins of irregular heartbeat, or cardiac arrhythmia. Professor Dudley Pennell will outline advances in managing heart disease made through innovations in imaging using magnetic resonance, focussing on inherited cardiac conditions.

You can register for the seminar here. For any other queries please contact