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Prof Javier Escaned is Head of Interventional Cardiology Section at Hospital Clinico San Carlos (Madrid, Spain). He...
Prof Javier Escaned is Head of Interventional Cardiology Section at Hospital Clinico San Carlos (Madrid, Spain). He trained as a cardiologist the United Kingdom before moving to the Thoraxcenter / Rotterdam (The Netherlands), where he obtained his PhD degree in 1994. With over 30 years of experience as interventionalist, he regularly serves as live case operator and educationalist in global events. He is author of over 500 PubMed indexed scientific articles (h-index 74) on topics that include complex PCI in multivessel disease, left main and chronic total occlusions. His track record in coronary physiology includes being investigator on pivotal FFR trials like DEFER (1998), collaborator with Justin Davies in the validation and clinical implementation of iFR (since 2010), and developer of new methods for the assessment of microvascular and non-obstructive coronary disease. Editorial work includes two large textbooks (“Coronary Stenosis. Imaging, Structure and Physiology” and “Physiological Assessment of Coronary Stenoses and the Microcirculation) and editorial board positions in scientific journals. Board positions in scientific societies include EuroPCR, EAPCI, EuroCTO and the ESC Working Group of Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation. Additional interest incllude music and phylosophy. He is a recipient of the ESC Silver Medal and the 2022 ESC Andreas Gruentzig Award.
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