Cardiology specialists from the Golden Jubilee played a central role in the world’s largest interventional cardiology conference held in San Francisco recently.

For the first time, clinicians from the hospital broadcasted live cases to the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference.

NHS Golden Jubilee is the only European centre out of 15 sites who took part.

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Working with a team of physiologists and nurses, cardiologists Professor Keith Oldroyd, Dr Margaret McEntegart and Dr Mitchell Lindsay presented two cases.

One of these was a demonstration of how to use a device not currently available in the United States to deal with calcification of the arteries (plaque build-up), which can prevent adequate blood flow and cause angina and heart attacks.