Wednesday 30 March 2022 at 7pm BST

The Importance of Nutrition in Heart Failure Management

with Dr Nesan Shanmugam, Consultant Cardiologist

Hosted by Rohini Bajekal, Nutritionist & Board Member of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK
(CPD Accredited with 1 CPD Hour from the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and CME accredited for the LM MOC)

Why should I join this webinar?

  • Recognise the importance of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of HF
  • Understand the complex nutritional management of patients with HF
  • Understand what constitutes a heart healthy HF dietary pattern
The Importance of Nutrition in Heart Failure Management with Dr Nesan Shanmugam, Consultant Cardiologist

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Heart Failure (HF) affects over 26 million individuals worldwide with rising global burden due to an ageing population and increased survival from acute cardiac events, such as myocardial infarctions. Despite advances in HF therapeutics mortality and morbidity remains high. The presentation will aim to highlight the importance nutrition plays in the prevention and treatment of HF. By understanding the complex nutritional management of patients with HF and what constitutes a ‘heart healthy’ HF dietary pattern, healthcare professionals will be able to offer a holistic patient-centered approach, thus improving the health and wellbeing of their patients.

About the speaker

​Dr. Nesan Shanmugam is a Consultant Cardiologist at St George’s University Hospital, London.

His specialist interests are in Heart failure and Cardiac Imaging (Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Echocardiography). He also has a particular interest in Lifestyle and Nutrition in Cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention. Dr. Shanmugam was an integral part of the team that developed and implemented the first national Heart Failure Unit in the UK. The unit opened in 2016, providing specialist nursing, therapist and cardiology care to patients with heart failure.

Dr. Shanmugam is an Honorary Senior Lecturer based in the Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute at St George’s University of London. He has ongoing research interests in Nutrition and CVD, Cardiac Sarcoidosis and Cardiac Device Therapies in Heart Failure. He has also obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education at University College London and continues to actively teach at an undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Dr. Shanmugam is the Associate Editor of the European Cardiology Review journal. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow and Education Committee member of the European Heart Failure Association. He is a member of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and Plant-Based Health Professionals UK.

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