About the Author
Professor A. John Camm graduated from Guy's Hospital, London and pursued a career in cardiology at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, before moving to St George's in 1986. He was elected Chairman of Medicine in October 1990. He was Chairman of the Division of Cardiological Sciences from 1986 until 2010. He is now Professor Clinical Cardiology at both St George's University of London and Imperial College, London. He has written or edited more than 40 books,predominantly in the field of cardiac arrhythmology. He has authored or co-authored almost 1,300 peer reviewed papers, more than 500 book chapters, and in excess of 2,500 accepted abstracts. He has delivered more than 500 international lectures.Professor Thomas F. Luscher is the Director of Research, Education & Development and Consultant of Cardiology at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital Trust and Imperial College in London and Director of the Center for Molecular Cardiology at the University Zurich. Professor Luscher is a board certified internist and cardiologist with training in internal medicine at the University Hospital Zurich, cardiovascular physiology and cardiology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USAand in cardiology and clinical pharmacology at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland. Professor Luscher has published over 400 original research articles and review articles. He has been rated as on of the 0.5% most cited scientists worldwise by the Institute for Scientific Information. Further, from 2004 until 2016 he was editor-in-chief of Cardiovascular Medicine and has been Editor-in-Chief of the European Heart Journal as of 2009.Professor Gerald Maurer graduated from the University of Vienna School of Medicine. He trained in Internal Medicine in Vienna and subsequently in Baltimore, at Sinai Hospital. Professor Maurer worked for 12 years in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he became the Director of Noninvasive Cardiology and also held an appointment as Associate Professor of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine. He served as Director of the Division of Cardiology and as Chair of the Department ofMedicine II at the Medical University of Vienna until 2016.Dr. Maurer's research interests are oriented towards cardiovascular imaging, valvular, and ischemic heart disease.He has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, 20 book chapters and 2 books.Professor Patrick W. Serruys has been a senior interventional cardiologist since 1977, Chief of Interventional Research since 1988, the Chief of Interventional Cardiology at the Thorax center from 1997-2012, and was Professor of Medicine at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands until 2014.Professor Serruys was the first chair of interventional cardiology created by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and currently he is Professor of Cardiology in the Cardiovascular Science Division of the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) of Imperial College in London (UK). Professor Serruys is the author or coauthor of over 1,400 papers and editor or co-editor of 32 books, and a member of 14 editorial boards of scientific journals. He has been associate editor of Circulation for Europe for five years.