Tal Golesworthy and Mario Petrou interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford

Tal Golesworthy and Mario Petrou (right), a cardiothoracic surgeon and the PEARS project lead at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, were both interviewed on the David Prever at Drivetime show on BBC Radio Oxford on 20 November. Mario’s interview was preceded by the audio from the BBC website interview with Tal Golesworthy. You can listen to the interviews by clicking the play buttons below.

 

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Articles by Tom Treasure on the Big Aortic Root Study published in Cardiology News and the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Articles by Tom Treasure on the Big Aortic Root Study have appeared in Cardiology News and the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. The Big Aortic Root Study: evaluation of personalised external aortic root support was published in Cardiology News. A call for expressions of interest in a comparative study of the options for pre-emptive aortic root surgery for people with Marfan syndrome was published in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.

The proposed design of the Big Aortic Root Study will document the assessment and information given to patients who are being monitored with a view to aortic root surgery. What is envisaged is an inclusive overarching observational study and within it, the option of random allocation at (two or more) decision making nodes where clinicians and patients recognise that there is uncertainty in the decision making algorithm.

Tal Golesworthy delivers keynote speech at the Young European Scientist Meeting 2013

On 21 September 2013, Tal Golesworthy delivered the keynote speech at the Young European Scientist (YES) Meeting 2013 at the University of Porto Medical Faculty, Portugal.

Delivered as part of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium chaired by Prof. Dr. Adelino Leite-Moreira, the speech gave an overview of the PEARS project.

The YES Meeting is an international conference built up by a group of students and friends in Porto, Portugal and its major purpose is to provide biomedical students all over the world a global platform of scientific and cultural exchange.

Other speakers at this year’s meeting included Ada Yonath, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

To find out more, visit the YES Meeting website.

PEARS Project features on the BBC’s The One Show

Wednesday 3 July saw the PEARS project on the BBC’s One Show. Professor John Pepper, Mr Conal Austin and Tal Golesworthy were interviewed by Dr Michael Mosley at St Thomas’ Hospital in London as the 37th patient received his Exovasc external aortic root support. The feature was directed by Laura Blount and Lyndon Bruce.

Prof Tom Treasure calls for expressions of interest to join in a comparative study

Prof Tom Treasure has called for expressions of interest to join in a comparative study in the European Heart Journal. The proposed design of the Big Aortic Root Study (BARS) will include documenting the assessment and information given to patients being monitored with a view to aortic root surgery. It is important to us that those joining the study help contribute to the development of the study design and ‘own it’, so at this stage there is no firm proposal, but what is envisaged is an inclusive overarching observational study. For more information, download the European Heart Journal – the notice on the study starts on page five of the PDF.

Professor Tom Treasure speaks at the 9th Current Trends in Aortic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions

On 25 April 2013, Professor Tom Treasure spoke at the 9th Current Trends in Aortic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions conference in Houston, Texas. His paper was called “Personalised External Aortic Root Support (PEARS): Clinical Results up to Nine Years in Marfan Syndrome”. You can download Professor Treasure’s submission here. You can also download the conference brochure.