Structural and Coronary Heart Disease

STRUCTURAL AND CORONARY HEART DISEASE

Structural Heart Disease

 A Structural Heart Disease program has been developed to address some of the current relevant issues in the setting of its different clinical conditions. In addition, it will allow to maintain and expand a collaborative research environment for structural heart disease investigators. Focusing on innovative diagnostic techniques and treatment modalities, we are involved in several research projects within the full spectrum of transcatheter structural heart procedures, namely catheter-based repair of mitral regurgitation, left atrial appendage closure, transcatheter aortic valve replacement and procedures in adult congenital heart disease.

The program is designed to widespread clinical and academic education through our researchers and promote collaborations within other research centers with the aim to understand the clinical outcomes of interventions in several structural heart diseases.

Coronary Heart Disease

Several research programs have been developed in the field of coronary artery disease, addressing some of the relevant open questions in this field. Most of the anatomic information during diagnostic cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) derives from coronary angiography, however novel imaging modalities have been developed and we are currently focusing on the innovative diagnostic procedures such as Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) and instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR). Additionally, our researchers are actively involved in the application of novel imaging technologies such as Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), that may clarify angiographic interpretation, resulting in improved diagnosis and additional prognostic information. 

Pinto, Fausto J. MD, PhD

Pinto, Fausto J. MD, PhD

Group Leader

Prof. Pinto graduated at Lisbon School of Medicine, Universidade de Lisboa in 1984. He did his Cardiology internship at Santa Maria Hospital – CHULN, EPE (Lisbon, Portugal), and Stanford University Medical School (CA, USA), where he was a Clinical Fellow. He was then Clinical Attending in the Echocardiography laboratory and underwent an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at the same institution.

He is currently the Dean of the Lisbon School of Medicine, Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal), and Full Professor of CardiologyHead of the Cardiology Department and of the Heart and Vascular Department of Santa Maria Hospital, CHULN EPE. President of the World Heart Federation (WHF) (2021-2022), Official Spokesperson at ESC Congress 2021(2021), National Coordinator of the Medical Schools Council (2018-2020) and President of the Executive Board of the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre (CAML) (2019-2021) and Director of Lisbon Cardiovascular Institute (ICVL) since 1999.

He was the President and founder of the European Association of Echocardiography (2002-04), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Chairman of the CPC (Congress Program Committee) of ESC (2008-10), Chair of the European Heart Agency (2016-2018) and ESC President (2014-16). He is currently the President of the World Heart Federation (WHF) (2021-2022), and integrates the Board of the European Heart for Children.

He is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC), American College of Cardiology (FACC), American Society of Angiology (FASA), Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI) and the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) and Honorary Member of several international societies, including Societé Française de Cardiologie, Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiologia, American Society of Echocardiography, Societá Italiana de Ecografia Cardiovascular, Hungarian Society of Cardiology, Japanese Circulation Society, Sociedad Peruana de Cardiologia, Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences, Romanian Society of Cardiology, Russian Society of Cardiology, and Slovakian Society of Cardiology. Recently appointed by acclamation as Honorary Member of the National Academy of Medicine of Brazil. He is the Honorary President of the International Committee for Education and Cooperation of the Italian Society of Medical Science (SISMED). Honorary Member of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology (Nov 2020) and Dante Pazzanese Medal(Nov. 2020).

He was the Editor in Chief of the Portuguese Journal of Cardiology (1999-2015) and is currently Consulting Editor and Member of the Advisory and Editorial of Board of several international peer-reviewed journals, and Expert Reviewer for the European Commission. Prof. Pinto has published over 600 indexed articles and has presented over 1500 lectures/chairmanships at national and mostly international meetings.

His main areas of interest are ischemic heart disease, anticoagulation, cardiovascular imaging, particularly on the use of ultrasound in cardiology and pioneered the use of intravascular ultrasound in the study of graft atherosclerosis.

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8034-4529

Ciência ID: C311-AEDD-6DBB

Website: www.faustopinto.com

E-mail: faustopinto@medicina.ulisboa.pt

Batista, Sérgio, MD, PhD

Batista, Sérgio, MD, PhD

He completed his medical degree in 1995, in the Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa (FMUL). Between 1996 and 1997, he did his General Internship in Santa Maria Hospital, CHULN, E.P.E from 1998 to 2004 he completed his Cardiology Residency in Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca. In 2008, he got the Board Certification in Interventional Cardiology Subspecialty. In 2017, he got his PhD in Medicine – Clinical Investigation in Nova Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lisbon. Since 2018, he his Assistant Professor at the University Clinic of Cardiology – Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa (FMUL). His main interests of investigation include functional evaluation of coronary artery disease; microcirculation in the setting of myocardial infarction; and diabetes and coronary artery disease. In these areas, he has collaborated in several national and international trials, resulting in more than 200 congress presentations and more than 30 papers published. He was co-editor of the Risk Factors Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology from 2014 to 2017 and regularly reviews papers for several Portuguese and International medical journals.  He’s a founding member of the Interventional Cardiology Portuguese Association (APIC) and a member of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) and the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR). He was elected Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology in 2017 and is member of the Working Group on Thrombosis and the Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation. He’s also the President of the Teaching and Education Unit of Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca and Member of the Investigational Committee of Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca since 2018.

Email: sergio.b.baptista@gmail.com

Brás-Rosário, Luís, MD, PhD

Brás-Rosário, Luís, MD, PhD

Luís Brás Rosário did his PhD (‘Distinction and Laudation) in 2005 in Medicine and Physiology, and in 1988 his Degree in Medicine, both at the Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.

He is Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and he is Regent of Instrumentation and Signal Transduction of the Biomedical Engineer Course since 2015. He was a Fellow at the Cardiovascular Department, Brigham & Women Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massasuchets, USA (1995/1996)

He is currently a staff Cardiologist at the Coronary Care Unit of the  Cardiology Department, Cardiology Department, Santa Maria University Hospital – CHULN, E.P.E.

Since 2016 he is a Member of the TACTICS Group – Internacional Alliance for Regenerative Therapies in Cardiovascular Syndromes.

He was an Independent PosDoc at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal (2006 to 2011); and a Research Fellow at the Autonomic Nervous System Unit, Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal (2002 to 2006). In 1995 he was a Research Fellow at the Department of Physiology, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London.

He is a member of the American Physiological Society (Cardiovascular Section); he is also an International Fellow of the American Heart Association (Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences) and a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology – Member of the Working Groups of Myocardial Function; Cellular Biology of the Heart; Working Group of Cardiovascular Regenerative and Repair Medicine.

Co-Researcher in

E-mail: lsrosario@medicina.ulisboa.pt

Canas da Silva, Pedro, MD

Canas da Silva, Pedro, MD

Cardoso, Pedro P., MD

Cardoso, Pedro P., MD

Dr. Pedro Pinto Cardoso graduated at Lisbon School of Medicine of the Lisbon University in 1987. He did his Cardiology internship at Hospital de Pulido Valente in Lisbon. He was a fellowship of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for an interventional cardiology internship at Hospital de la Princesa in Madrid.

He underwent an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship for one year at Hospital de Santa Cruz in Lisbon.

He is currently an interventional cardiologist at Hospital Santa Maria, CHULN-E.P.E., in Lisbon, Portugal. He has been in this position since 2012. He currently performs approximately 200 coronary interventions per year, including primary angioplasty, chronic total occlusions, left main trunk, bifurcations, rotational atherectomy and functional evaluation of coronary disease.

He was the head of the Cathlab at Hospital de Pulido Valente between 2008 and 2012.

He developed there a carotid angioplasty program since 2005 with the collaboration of the vascular surgery and the internal medicine department.

He is also interested in the treatment of chronic total occlusions and he was the course director of the meeting New Frontiers in Cardiology-Focus on CTO in 2017 and 2019.

He was a member of the board of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology and the coordinator of the Study Group on Complex PCI of the Portuguese Association of Cardiovascular Intervention (APIC).

Email: pedropintocardoso@gmail.com

Correia, Sara, RN, MSc, PhD

Correia, Sara, RN, MSc, PhD

2005 – Nursing Degree (Escola Superior de Enfermagem Maria Fernanda Resende – Lisboa)

2013 – Nursing Master Degree (Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa)

2013 – Specialization in Medical-Surgical Nursing (Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa)

2015 – PhD by the University of Oviedo (Spain)

Current Nurse Coordinator of “Mais Sentido Unit” – Palliative Approach to Patients with Advanced Heart Failure- Cardiology – Department of Heart and Vessels, CHULN

Email: sara.fr.correia@gmail.com

Francisco, Ana Rita, MD

Francisco, Ana Rita, MD

Completed her medical degree in 2011, followed by general internship. She underwent cardiology residency training between 2013 and 2018 at the Cardiology Department, Santa Maria Hospital – CHULN, E.P.E, Lisbon. Her main fields of interest are Interventional Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Diseases (GUCH). She is also teaching cardiology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon. She has taken part in over 20 research projects, with 12 published papers – 10 as first author, and over 150 scientific communications – 51 as first author. She has won the Delta award in ischemic cardiomyopathy in 2017 and the Best Oral Communication Award in the 2015 Portuguese Congress of Cardiology. She is also co-author of 5 awarded cardiology research projects.

Email: ana.r.francisco@gmail.com

Gil, Victor, MD, PhD

Gil, Victor, MD, PhD

Licenciado em Medicina pela FMUL (1979) e Doutorado pela FMUP  (1999).Director do Internato Médico do Hospital de Santa Cruz (1996-1998) Membro da Direcção do Instituto do Coração (2003-). Coordenador da Consulta Externa do Hospital de Santa Cruz (2003- 2005). Chefe de Serviço de Cardiologia – Hospital de Santa Cruz. Diretor do Serviço de Cardiologia do Hospital Fernando Fonseca 2005-2013. Fellow – European Society of Cardiology (FESC), American College of Cardiology (FACC)-European Cardiologist Diploma. Coordenador da Unidade Cardiovascular do Hospital dos Lusíadas. Diretor do CEEI (Centro de Educação, Ensino e Investigação) do Hospital dos Lusíadas Lisboa. Professor auxiliar convidado da FMUL. Presidente-Eleito da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia.

Email: victorgilmd@gmail.com

Lopes, Alexandra, MSc

Lopes, Alexandra, MSc

Menezes, Miguel, MD

Menezes, Miguel, MD

Completed his medical degree in 2010. Underwent general internship in 2011, and specific residency training in cardiology between 2012 and 2017 at the Cardiology Department, Santa Maria Hospital – CHULN, E.P.E, Lisbon. He is since a specialist in Cardiology at the same department. His main fields of interest are Interventional Cardiology and Cardio-Oncology. He is also teaching cardiology (theoretical and practical classes) at the Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. He has taken part in over 20 research projects, with over 20 published papers, 11 as first author. He has won the Delta award in ischemic cardiomyopathy in 2017 and the Young Investigator Award in Clinical Research in 2014 in the Portuguese Congress of Cardiology. He co-authored and additional 5 awarded research projects.

Co-Researcher in Cardio-Oncology

E-mail: mnmenezes.gm@gmail.com

Pereira, Hélder, MD, PhD

Pereira, Hélder, MD, PhD

Head of Cardiology Dpt (since 2010), and Interventional Cardiology Dpt (since 1994), Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, Portugal.

Graduated at Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa in 1983.

Cardiology fellowship at Santa Marta University, Lisbon and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain.

Professor of Cardiology at Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Past President of the Portuguese Association of Cardiovascular Interventions, Portuguese Society of Cardiology (2011-2015).

Portugal Champion for Stent for Life Initiative (2011-2017) and Regional Champion for Stent Save a Life Initiative (since 2017).

Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC), the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI).

Main areas of interest: Interventional cardiology, coronary imaging (IVUS; FFR, iFR, OCT and Doppler), acute coronary syndromes and health care management.

He published over 100 papers as author and co-author and has presented over 300 lectures/chairmanships at national and international meetings.

Email: hpereira@hgo.min-saude.pt

Ribeiro, Fernando Reis, MSc

Ribeiro, Fernando Reis, MSc

Fernando Miguel Reis Ribeiro is a Cardiopulmonary Physiologist with a BSc in Cardiopneumology (2012) by the College of Health Technology of Coimbra. He holds an MSc in Communication in Heath by The Open University (2002).

He also holds a BSc in Specialized Higher Studies in Methodology of Science Teaching by Almeida Garrett Higher School of Education (1999) and a graduate course in Health Services Management by the Lisbon School of Health Technology.

Since 2010, Fernando Ribeiro is the Coordinator of Cardiopneumology Technicians in the CHULN, E.P.E. (Lisbon, Portugal). He is also the President of the Technical Council of the Diagnostic and Therapeutic professionals of the CHULN, E.P.E. (Lisbon, Portugal)

Email: fernando.ribeiro@chln.min-saude.pt

Santiago, Helena, MSc

Santiago, Helena, MSc

Completed her bachelor´s degree in 1997, and the licentiate´s degree in Cardiopneumology in 2003, at the Lisbon School of Health Technology.
Completed a Pos-graduation degree in Patient Safety, at National School of Public Health in 2012.
Since 1998 part of the interventional cardiology Team at the Santa Maria University Hospital, CHULN, E.P.E. (Lisbon, Portugal), Cardiology Department – Unit of Interventional Cardiology – Joaquim Oliveira, as a cardiopneumologist with cath lab functions, particularly as second operator, in coronary, cardiovascular structural and peripheral interventions.
She is certified by TransCelerate BioPharma at Good Clinical Practice and has taken part in several international research projects, such as ENTRUST, Global Leaders, EMIT-AF; Entrus-AF-PCI, ETNA, ETNA DUS, RESHAPE HF2, REPARA, CARDIOART.
Has presented several lectures/chairmanships at national and international scientific meetings.
She is active member of Portuguese Association of Cardiopneumologists (APTEC) since 1997, as a member of National Direction and had been the National Coordinator of the of Cardiovascular Intervention, Pacing and Electrophysiology Department (2005-2008), presently is Vice President of the Sharholder´s General Meeting of the same association.
Her main areas of interest are ischemic heart disease, cardiovascular imaging, structural heart intervention and coronary Interventions

Email: santiago.helena@gmail.com

Silva Marques, João, MD

Silva Marques, João, MD

João Silva Marques graduated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon in 2005 and completed his cardiology fellowship and interventional cardiology fellowship at Hospital Santa Maria, CHULN-E.P.E in Lisbon. From 2014 to 2018 worked as an interventional cardiologist in Coimbra Hospital and Universitary Centre- Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra. Dr. João Silva Marques, MD, is currently an interventional cardiologist at Hospital Santa Maria, CHULN-E.P.E in Lisbon. Performs about 200 interventional procedures/year. Clinical interests include coronary and structural interventions. He is also interested in noninvasive and invasive imaging modalities.

He was lecturer of medical education at the Institute of Pharmacology and Neurosciences at the University of Lisbon from 2010-2015.

Dr. João Silva Marques was a pioneer in using medical 3D printing in Portugal. He codeveloped an interventional cardiology simulator for teaching purposes. Research interests include patient specific simulation to guide device therapies and use of simulation training in undergraduate and postgraduate education. Coauthored more than 250 abstracts presented at national and international meetings. Authored more than 30 publications in peer reviewed journals.

Email: silvamarques.j@gmail.com

Sousa, Catarina, MD

Sousa, Catarina, MD

PhD Student

Catarina graduated in the Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal where she obtained her medical degree in 2004. In 2006 she started her Cardiology residency at Hospital Pulido Valente. Her training included a rotation in the Intensive Care Unit, at Saint Thomas’ Hospital and at the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at Royal Brompton Hospital, in London. She is also an invited assistant at the Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa. She is currently undertaking a PhD programme in Cardiovascular Sciences at Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa.  

Co-Researcher in Valvular Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension

Email: catarina.sousa1@medicina.ulisboa.pt