About the Author
Patricio Lancellotti is head of the intensive care cardiology unit at the University of Liege Hospital Center and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Liege. His research, conducted at Professor Luc Pierard's department of cardiology, has led to significant progress in the care of patients suffering from functional mitral insufficiency, a pathology often underestimated clinically yet weighing heavily on the prognosis. He has 300 peer-reviewed articles and an H-index = 40. Jose Luis Zamorano is Professor of Medicine and Head of Cardiology at the University Complutense in Madrid and Director of the Cardiovascular Institute at the University Clinic San Carlos, Madrid. His key research interests include ischemic heart disease, cardiovascular risk factors and imaging modalities. Professor Zamorano is President Elect of the European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) and President of the Working Group on Non-invasive Diagnostic Imaging of the Spanish Society of Cardiology. He serves on numerous Editorial Boards, including the European Journal of Echocardiography, the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Heart Journal. He has authored over 400 articles for peer-reviewed journals and has an H-index = 57. Maurizio Galderisi, is Associate Professor of Cardiology and Clinical Director at Federico II University Hospital in Italy. His research interests include cardiac function, heart failure, arterial hypertension, tissue Doppler and strain rate imaging, coronary flow reserve. He has served as editor of one book and author of 10 chapters in various cardiologic books. He is the author or co-author of 250 articles on international peer-reviewed indexed journals, with an H-index = 38. He has been an invited speaker at more than 70 major national and international meetings and holds scientific association membership with Societa Italiana di Cardiologia (SIC), Societa Italiana di Ecografia Cardiovascolare (SIEC), European Association of Echocardiography (EAE), and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE).