Valentín Fuster. The cardiologist par excellence.
Director of the Cardiovascular Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He is one of the most renowned cardiologist in the world, and personalities from all five continents seek his expertise. Pioneer in genetic technology applied on patients with arterial obstruction. His clinical research work on arteriosclerosis, the molecular mechanism of angina pectoris and myocardial infarction is extremely valued by the scientific community. He works on the prevention of heart disease.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester (USA). The gem.
Its cardiology and vascular medicine team is comprised of more than 125 doctors, with paediatric cardiologists. They treat 59,000 patient per year. The practice is backed by many laboratories, specialised clinics and active research programmes.
Eugene Braunwald. The cardiologist of doctors.
Head of Cardiology at the Brighams and Women's' Hospital in Boston (USA). He is considered the best cardiologist in the world by many specialists, and was designated professor emeritus by Harvard University.
4.- Masahiko Ochiai. A surgeon for the world.
Director of Interventional Cardiology at the Yokohama Hospital (Tokyo). He applies a new percutaneous intervention technique, which he teaches at Showa University. His innovation is sought by large hospitals across the world, including Spain.
5.- Unidad de Cardiología de la Clínica Universidad de Navarra. Spanish 'top'.
A reference in cardiac resynchronisation therapy. Its achievements include the introduction of virtual histology, optical coherence tomography and paleography in coronary intervention, as well as the application of cellular therapy in the trial phase.
6.- Spencer King. Inventor of radiation inside the artery.
Director of Interventional Cardiology at the Emory Hospital in Atlanta. Recognised for developing in situ radiation of postangioplasty, which by irradiating inside the artery prevents the re-narrowing of the artery.
7.- Francisco Fernández Avilés. Pioneer in stem cell implantation.
Head of Cardiology at the hospital, Gregorio Marañón, in Madrid. He performed the first implantation of stem cells isolated from a patient's fat tissue into the heart. Revolutionary cell therapies in myocardial infarction, cardiac insufficiency and myocardial ischemia.
8.- Antonio Bayés de Luna. Applies his own innovations.
Head of the Cardiology Dept. of Clínica Quirón in Barcelona. Renowned professional with an extremely extensive clinical and research background on electrocardiography, arrhythmias, sudden death and silent ischemia, among others.
9.- Josep María Caralps. Operation without extracorporeal circulation.
Head of Heart Surgery at Hospital Quirón in Barcelona. He operates without extracorporeal circulation, with a mortality rate of 0.44%. He performed the first successful heart transplant in Spain, and he is already performed more than fifty.
10.- Mario Maranhao. Advocate of non-invasive techniques.
Brazilian cardiologist with extensive international training and experience. He was president of the World Heart Federation and is a top expert and advocate of non-invasive techniques in the treatment of heart disease. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org