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Research and conferences

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s cardiothoracic department is part of the Department of Cardiac and Vascular Sciences at St. George’s, University of London. The department is made up of over 100 personnel dedicated to first class research on heart valve disease, atrial fibrillation and diseases of the aorta, especially Marfan syndrome. The department publishes research extensively in national and international medical journals (www.pubmed.org)

Transoesophageal Echo course

This annual conference is held at St George’s Hospital in the spring. The course features information and demonstrations of the most recent and innovative techniques in trans-oesophageal echocardiography and opportunities for discussions and review.

Marfan syndrome course

This is a symposium held once a year, providing the latest information on the management of cardiovascular manifestations of patients with Marfan syndrome. It is aimed at both health professionals and patients.