Member Groups



The Cardiovascular Group at ABHI brings together the various working groups that relate to the cardiovascular (CV) system. The group is intended to bring a high-level view of the impact of CV challenges to the NHS and more widely to the UK population in terms of welfare spending and the impact on the overall economy. It has three key working groups focused on; vascular technologies, the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of stroke and heart valve disease.

  • Chair: Declan Dunphy, Cook Medical

Heart Valve

  • Chair: Nick Walker, Edwards 
  • Vice Chair: Lia Cole, Medtronic


  • Chair: TBC


  • Chair: Denise Bryceland, Terumo 
  • Vice Chair: Robert White, Boston Scientific 
  • With ABHI member support, the Vascular Society has run the first pilot of a device-specific registry for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) procedures and is now looking to expand the device specific nature of the registry into other clinical areas.
  • Members coordinated a robust response to the AAA NICE Consultation, delivering broad stakeholder agreement and continued insight sharing.
  • Developed a Cardiovascular Health Check Report to help the group achieve its mission, vision and purpose.
  • To work on the implementation of the recommendations outlined in the Cardiovascular Health Check Report.
  • To coordinate activity across the sub-sector member groups so a collective voice can tackle common challenges.
Useful Resources 
  • Click here to view the latest updates, minutes and future meeting dates for the group.
  • Click here to access the ABHI Cardiovascular Disease Health Check Report. 

Get Involved

To join the ABHI Cardiovascular group, contact 

Our Clinical & Patient Group Stakeholders Include:

  • Alliance for Heart Failure
  • Aortic Dissection Awareness
  • Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust
  • Alliance for Heart Failure
  • Arrythmia Alliance
  • B&IS for Minimally Invasive Surgery    
  • British Heart Valve Society
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
  • British Society for Heart Failure
  • British Society of Endovascular Therapy
  • British Society of International Radiology
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Circulation Foundation
  • Heart Valve Voice
  • Pumping Marvellous
  • Royal College of Radiologists
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Royal Society of Medicine, Cardiac Surgeon Chapter
  • S for Cardiac Surgery
  • Stroke Association
  • Vascular Society
  • Valve for Life
  • Welsh CVD Society 

“Where in your business life can you work hand-in-hand with industry colleagues and medical societies with an open, transparent and collaborative approach for the better good of the patients? The only place I can think of is ABHI Cardiovascular.”

Declan Dunphy, Chair, ABHI Cardiovascular