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Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Today



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Speaker: Dr Stephen O'Connor, Global Bio Enterprises Ltd

Research Centre: Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering

Title: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Today


Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) have revolutionised out-of-hospital treatment and patient outcomes for life-threatening heart conditions. The seminar will commence with early life saving stimulation of the heart and steps that led the way to transvenous ICDs. A full description of the latest implantable defibrillator, subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator, S-ICD, will be presented including a new, improved implant technique.

Short Bio:

Stephen O’Connor graduated in Physics at King’s College London and continued with post-graduate studies, obtaining M.Sc. and Ph.D. qualifications, at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London. He is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Physicist, as well as being a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. He became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London in 2005, the highest honour that they can bestow on a non-medically qualified person. He has worked within biomedical engineering for 38 years and with implantable medical devices for 26 years. Areas of endeavour include instrumentation, physiological measurement and implantable devices. More specific areas of interest include pulmonary function and drug delivery systems, cardiovascular prostheses as well as implantable devices for use in cardiology and Neurology. He consults with a number of start-up companies in his areas of interest. He is a Visiting Professor at City University London.

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When and where

2.00pmMonday 5th December 2016

C305 City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom