South Yorkshire heart experts learn new skills to save more lives

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Heart experts from South Yorkshire took part in a free masterclass to find out about new techniques which could help save lives.

Five radiologists and cardiologists based in the county learned to use cardiovascular magnetic resonance, which picks up coronary heart disease.

Dr Smitha Rajaram, a radiologist at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, attended the sessions, funded by Heart Research UK.

She said: “The course will help me to apply cardiac imaging to the work I already do, which will ultimately benefit patients.”

Barbara Harpham, Heart Research UK’s national director, said: “Our charity was founded to make heart surgery safer and fund research that would benefit patients, so these courses are ideal to do just that.”