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
Prof. Pinto graduated at Lisbon University Medical School in 1984. He did his Cardiology internship at Santa Maria University Hospital – CHLN, E.P.E. (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 Full Professor of Cardiology, Head of the Cardiology Department and of the Heart and Vascular Department of Santa Maria University Hospital, CHULN E.P.E..
He was the President of the World Heart Federation (WHF) (2021-2022), Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal) (2015-2018)-(2018-2022), National Coordinator of the Medical Schools Council (2018-2020), President of the Executive Board of the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre (CAML) (2019-2021) and Director of Lisbon Cardiovascular Institute (ICVL) (1999-2021).
He also was the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) President (2014-16) and integrates the Board of the European Heart for Children, 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).
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
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.
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.
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).
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
Ferreira, Ricardo, MD
Graduated in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra and Cardiothoracic Surgery specialization in the Cardiothoracic Surgery Service at the Santa Maria University Hospital – CHULN, E.P.E, Lisbon, Portugal. His present position is Specialist in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Service of this Hospital. He is a Guest Assistant of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Beira Interior. Among other projects, he has been developing research activity in the area of inflammatory response associated with cardiac surgery in collaboration with the Gulbenkian Institute of Science. His main research Interests are in the area of reduction of the surgical impact in the cardiac and thoracic area based on minimally invasive approaches and patient outcome control, namely in valve heart diseases.
Co-Researcher in Valvular Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension
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.
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
Rodrigues, Tiago, MD
Master medical Degree in 2015 ( Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal). Cardiology training at Santa Maria Hospital – CHULN, E.P.E., Lisbon (2017-). Areas of interest: heart failure and cardiomyopathies.
Co-Researcher in Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies
Silva, Beatriz Valente, MD
Beatriz Silva graduated at the Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, in 2017. She is a Cardiology Resident at Santa Maria University Hospital – CHULN, E.P.E (Lisbon, Portugal). She is a researcher at Cardiovascular Centre of Lisbon University (CCUL) since 2021. She is also Cardiology Invited Assistant at the Lisbon School of Medicine of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Areas of interest: Cardio-Oncology, Cardiovascular Imaging and Intervention Cardiology.
Co-Researcher in Cardio-Oncology
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.
Sousa, Catarina, MD PhD
Catarina graduated in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon in 2004. In 2006, she started her medical residency in Cardiology at Hospital Pulido Valente. Her training included a rotation in the Intensive Care Unit at Saint Thomas Hospital and in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. Catarina is an invited assistant at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon. She completed her PhD in 2022 in Cardiovascular Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon. She is currently working as a graduate assistant in Cardiology at the Heart and Vessels Department of the CHULN.
Co-Researcher in Valvular Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension