- Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
- University of Birmingham
- University of Birmingham Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences
- City Hospital
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
Professor Lip leads a large, multidisciplinary research group (including clinical and laboratory-based components) at the Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham, England. Half of his time is spent as a clinical cardiologist, and he practices the full range of cardiovascular medicine, including outpatient clinics, with large atrial fibrillation and hypertension specialist clinics, and coronary care unit duties. He also undertakes coronary intervention and participates in a 24/7 primary angioplasty ROTA for ST elevation MIs.
Professor Lip has had a major interest into the epidemiology of AF, as well as the pathophysiology of thromboembolism in this arrhythmia. Furthermore, he has been researching stroke and bleeding risk factors, and improvements in clinical risk stratification. The CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores — for assessing stroke and bleeding risk, respectively — were first proposed and independently validated following his research, and are now incorporated into international guidelines. Professor Lip has acted as Clinical Adviser for the UK National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on atrial fibrillation (AF) management. He was on the writing committee for the 8th American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Antithrombotic Therapy Guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation, as well as the writing committee of the 2010 ESC Guidelines on Atrial Fibrillation, and the new ESC Guidelines on Heart Failure (due 2011). He is Deputy Editor ("content expert") for the 9th ACCP guidelines on antithrombotic therapy for AF.
Professor Lip is involved at the senior editorial level for major international journals, including the Journal of Human Hypertension (Editor-in-Chief); Thrombosis & Haemostasis (Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Studies); Europace (Associate Editor); and Circulation (Guest Editor).
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The Coagulation Center is an educational resource for healthcare professionals. Guided by a global editorial board of experts, the Coagulation Center offers a range of clinical perspectives on balancing the benefit and risk of anticoagulation in a rapidly changing landscape. Within the Coagulation Center you will find roundtable discussions on anticoagulation management, materials for patient management including patient case studies, tools to help evaluate bleeding risk and stroke risk, and downloadable resources for your practice.