Prof. Javier Escaned is Head of the Interventional Cardiology Section at Hospital Clinico San Carlos / Complutense University (Madrid, Spain). He trained in the United Kingdom (Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Birmingham and Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry) and The Netherlands (Thoraxcenter / Rotterdam) where he obtained his PhD degree in 1994. He is author of over 450 indexed scientific articles (h-index 67). He is Deputy Editor of the European Heart Journal, Advisory Editor of Eurointervention, and editor of the textbooks “Coronary Stenosis. Imaging, Structure and Physiology” and “Physiological Assessment of Coronary Stenoses and the Microcirculation). Recent or current ESC board positions include EAPCI and the ESC Working Group of Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation. Recent trials as principal investigator include ADVISE II, DEFINE FLAIR and SYNTAX II. Additional interests are education and music.
Prof. Escaned has a longstanding interest in the role of coronary microcirculation in cardiac disease. Besides performing clinical research and participating in key documents on the diagnosis and management of INOCA, he performs diagnosis and treatment of patients with suspected cardiac microvascular disorders on a daily basis. He currently serves as coordinator of the PCR Webinar series on INOCA and is a frequent lecturer on this topic in scientific meetings.
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