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Dr Malcolm Finlay discusses Monitoring Progress against the 2015 NICE Quality Standard on Atrial Fibrillation

Dr Malcolm Finlay, Consultant Cardiologist (Locum) and Hon. Lecturer (QMUL), Barts Health NHS Trust Discussed Monitoring Progress against the 2015 NICE Quality Standard on Atrial Fibrillation at today’s conference. In his presentation Dr Malcolm Finlay discussed:

  • early intervention and identification of patients with Atrial Fibrillation
  • monitoring progress against the July 2015 Quality Standard: ensuring every patient is offered NOAC’s, Anticoagulation options, control and self  monitoring
  • ensuring each patient has a clear management plan which takes into account their personal preferences and the clinician’s view of the evidence that has been clearly laid out in the guideline

In his presentation Dr Finlay stated:

NICE Quality Standards 2015

  • What are they?
  • How can we identify relevant patients?
  • How should use these to improve individual patient’s care?

Priorities for AF management

  • Stroke Prevention
  • Rate Control
  • Rhythm Control

 

Dr Malcolm Finlay, Consultant Cardiologist (Locum) and Hon. Lecturer (QMUL), Barts Health NHS Trust Full Presentation is available at the end of this page. 

Dr Malcolm Finlay Biography:

Dr Malcolm Finlay was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Heart Centre and Queen Mary University of London in 2014. He qualified from Oxford University in Medicine in 2001, and gained his PhD in Cardiac Electrophysiology in 2014 from UCL, for which he held a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship. He has published >30 papers in the field of arrhythmia, including recent works identifying the interplay between mental stress and propensity for abnormal heart rhythms. He continues to be actively involved in research, particularly into the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation and the use of novel technologies in investigation and treatment. He has invented several medical technologies, including the world’s first online heart simulation for education and training (epicardio.com) and recently has been involved in developing all-optical ultrasound, a new imaging technique suitable for minimally invasive procedures. His work in innovation has been recognised by his appointment to the European Heart Rhythm Association Innovations Committee and he is a faculty member for several national and international academic conferences including Heart Rhythm Congress and the EHRA meetings. Outside of cardiology, his interests include aviation, filmmaking and sports including cycling and running.


Download: Dr Malcolm Finlay Full Presentation

15 March 2016

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