Angina Updates is an educational initiative developed by the Translational Medicine Academy (TMA). TMA is a non-profit Swiss Foundation (www.tmacademy.org). This educational initiative is funded thanks to an unrestricted grant provided by Servier. It brings together an international working group of independent medical experts specializing in Chronic Coronary Syndromes (CCS) and Angina. Its mission is to bring the latest education about Angina to healthcare professionals worldwide.
The objectives are to contribute to a better understanding and management of Angina, share evidence-based recommendations and regional best practices with cardiologists and healthcare providers. Our editorial team will strive to provide up to date peer-reviewed information to clinicians worldwide on CCS and Angina, thus improving the lives of millions of patients worldwide.
Magdy Abdelhamid is a Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt. He had a Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship at the Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation centre, The Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School ,1999. He is a Principal Investigator of the ISCHEMIA trial (Cairo…
Professor Abdelhamid is an Immediate Past President of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology (2018-2020) and Chairman of their working group on heart failure as well as a Board Member of the Society. He is a Board Member of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC (2020-2022) , Co-Chair of the Acute Heart Failure Scientific Committee of HFA, ESC (2020- 2022) & Co-Chair of the Valvular Heart Disease Scientific Committee of HFA, ESC (2020- 2022).
He is a Member of the Committee for Practice Guidelines, ESC (2020-2022).
He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Heart Failure Association (HFA) and the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention. He is also a member of a number of international societies including the American College of Cardiology, the ESC and the European Association of Cardiovascular Intervention.
Professor Abdelhamid is on the Editorial Board for the ESC journal Heart Failure, European Journal of Medicine, Interventional Cardiology and the Egyptian Heart Journal. He is a Senior Reviewer for the European Heart Journal (EHJ)& EHJ Case Reports. He acted as a reviewer for the European 2017 guidelines on the management of valvular heart disease and is the national coordinator for the European Valvular Heart Disease II Survey/Registry and the European Heart Failure III Registry. He has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, presented at several international conferences and participated in many international research projects and registries.
Juan-Carlos Kaski is Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular Science and the immediate past-director of the Cardiovascular and Cell Sciences Research Institute at St George’s, University of London, UK. His research areas include microvascular and vasospastic angina, pathogenesis of angina, inflammatory and immunological mechanisms of atherosclerosis and biomarkers of cardiovascular risk….
Professor Kaski is the Editor-in-Chief of European Cardiology Review, Deputy Editor of the European Heart Journal, Editor of the ESC Handbook on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy and editorial board member of JACC and over 20 other peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has authored over 500 scientific papers.
Luis Henrique Gowdak, MD, PhD, FESC, is a Professor of Cardiology at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and a Clinical Scientist at the Heart Institute in São Paulo, Brazil. He graduated in medicine from the University of São Paulo Medical School, Brazil, in 1991. His residency in Internal…
He is particularly interested in coronary artery diseases and founded the first Refractory Angina Research and Study Group in Brazil. He is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and has served as principal or sub-investigator in numerous national/international clinical trials/registries. According to Google Scholar, he has about 1,900 citations with an h-index of 22.
Viveka Kumar, MBBS, MD, is currently the principal director and chief of Cath Labs (Pan Max) – Cardiac Sciences at Max Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, India. He holds a degree from Banaras Hindu University and was active at St George’s, University of London, UK, and Southampton University Hospital, UK….
His areas of interest include interventional cardiology, structural heart and electrophysiology. He is a member of various national and international associations such as the American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology.
Bülent Mutlu graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey, in 1991. He completed his Cardiology Residency in Koşuyolu Heart and Research Hospital in 1997 and was appointed Professor of Cardiology. His areas of interest include pulmonary vascular diseases, adult congenital heart diseases, cardiomyopathies and valve diseases. He…
His areas of interest include pulmonary vascular diseases, adult congenital heart diseases, cardiomyopathies and valve diseases. He is a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and has published more than 80 publications in international journals.
Aleksandr Nedoshivin, MD, PhD, FESC, graduated from the 1st Leningrad Pavlov Medical Institute, Russia, and studied at the Leningrad Institute of Cardiology. Professor of Cardiology (2013). His interests include circulatory hypoxia in myocardial infarction, heart failure, health-related quality of life.Since 2001, Prof. Nedoshivin is Secretary of the Academic Board…
Fausto Pinto, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, FSCAI, FASE, graduated from Lisbon University Medical School, Portugal, in 1984. He completed his cardiology internship at Santa Maria University Hospital–CHLN, E.P.E., Lisbon, Portugal, and at Stanford University Medical School, California, USA. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of…
His main areas of interest are ischemic heart disease, anticoagulation, cardiovascular imaging, particularly the use of ultrasound in cardiology, and he has pioneered the use of intravascular ultrasound in the study of graft atherosclerosis.
He was the President of the European Society of Cardiology (2014-16) and is currently the President of the World Heart Federation (2021-2022). Prof. Pinto has published over 600 indexed articles and has presented over 1500 lectures/chairmanships at national and international meetings.
Giuseppe M.C. Rosano, MD, PhD, is a Consultant Cardiologist and Professor of Cardiology (Hons) at St George’s, University of London, UK, and Professor of Pharmacology, University of Catanzaro, Italy. After obtaining his MD in Medicine and Surgery at the La Sapienza University of Rome with full honors in 1988,…
His areas of scientific interest include experimental and clinical pharmacology, heart failure, cardiac metabolism, diabetes, and the cardiovascular effect of sex hormones. He has authored over 400 peer-reviewed articles. He currently serves as an expert in Cardiovascular Medicine for the European Assessment Office of the Italian Drug Agency (AIFA) and he is a core member of the Cardiovascular Working Party of the European Medicines Agency. He is President-elect of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology.
Dragos Vinereanu, MD, PhD, FESC, FRCP, FAHA, is currently President of the Senate of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania, and Head of the Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University and Emergency Hospital Bucharest, Romania. He graduated from the University of Medicine…
His primary research interests are in echocardiography, cardiovascular risk factors and heart failure, with a focus on tissue Doppler and deformation imaging, diagnosis of subclinical heart disease, and prevention of left ventricular dysfunction. He has been the first author or co-author of more than 300 original papers and serves on the editorial board of 10 medical journals. He is currently the President of the Romanian Heart Foundation and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.